Origins of  First 

SUPERMODELS

THE 1950S

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The first well-known supermodels were Lisa Fonssagrives, Dorian Leigh, and Fiona Campbell-Walter.

A model would make $10-$25 for an hour of the session.

THE 1960S

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Bettina  was a well-loved model of the 50s. She was so loved that the famous Givenchy named his hugely popular Bettina blouse after her.

Barbara Goalen was in the heart of the general public. In 1954

THE 1970S

It was the era where supermodel aesthetic inspired  women all over the world. Women everywhere took inspiration from models for their haircuts, clothes, and shoes

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THE 1980S

Jerry Hall and Elle Macpherson started their lingerie line. Paulina Porizkova signed a $6,500,000 contract with Estée Lauder. Naomi Campbell, along with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, became the big names

THE 1990S

In the later decades, supermodels were seen in the mass media as well.

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The great muse of society

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Criticism surrounded the fashion industry for setting up unrealistic expectations for women. But they are slowly changing their norms.

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