In the 1980s, only a group of women controlled the fashion industry. Their presence on the runway could make or break a show. It was the golden age of supermodels. From Cindy Crawford to Christy Turlington, everyone was making their names on the big scenes of modeling, appearing in all the exclusive runways and adorning the covers of Vogue.
It was a decade known for bold styles, pop colors, and silhouettes. The trendy biker jackets, polished blazers, and poof skirts were the talk of the town. The style divas that graced these fashion trends have the right to be called iconic 80s models.
You might wonder what they have been up to after all the glamorous years in the fashion world. Here is a list of 11 iconic 80s models and what they look like today.
Farida Khelfa, the French-Algerian model, was discovered in the nightclub of Paris at the age of 16. Standing at 6 feet tall, she stood out from the crowd and soon became a muse to Azzedine Alaia, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Jean-Paul Goude. The glamorous model is also an actress and film-maker. The star was flattered to be called a timeless style icon and said, “coming from an immigrant family, it was always very important to me to dress well. It was a way to be accepted.” She still looks absolutely gorgeous today, rocking the power suits and those signature short hair.
Cindy Crawford dropped out of her engineering degree to pursue a career in modeling. She won the Elite Model Management’s look of the year in 1882 and embarked on a journey full of success. She epitomized the face of an all-American girl back in the 80s that everyone fell in love with. The supermodel has aged better than anybody else in recent memory. She still flaunts her radiant skin and says, “I just want to look great for 50. I exercise, eat healthy and take really good care of my skin.”
Brooke Shield’s lusciously long hair and voluminous locks made her an instant hit back in the 80s. Her bold brows, flawless bone structure, and to-die-for locks were supreme. Shield made waves in the beauty industry; she appeared in Calvin Klein’s ad and most famous fashion magazine covers. She is still the timeless beauty that she was in the 1980s. The star celebrates how she is now, rather than fitting in the body she had when she was 15.