21 Vintage Photos of the First Supermodels in the 1980s

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Naomi Campbell

Like many other early models, Naomi Campbell was discovered by a scout on the street in London. Her career quickly skyrocketed , and just before her 16th birthday, she appeared on the cover of British Elle. She soon began to appear on the runways of powerhouse designers such as Azzedine Alaïa and Isaac Mizrahi. In 1988, she became the first Black model featured on the cover of French Vogue. The following year, she appeared on the cover of American Vogue, which marked the first time a Black model graced the cover of the September issue. By the late ’80s, Naomi, with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, formed a trio known as the “Trinity.” They were the most recognizable and in-demand models of their time. The rest (aka, their world-domination in the ’90s) is history.

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