Peter Lindbergh Assembles 90s Supermodel Reunion

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Six supermodel icons for Peter Lindbergh’s project, The Reunion.

Legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh managed to bring together some of the most famous 90s supermodels, including Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, Nadja AuermannTatjana Patitz and Karen Alexander for an unforgettable supermodel reunion. 

​​For the special film project, simply titled The Reunion and created especially for Nowness, Lindberg selected some his favourite model-muses from the past. More than 20 years after many of them became household names capturing the public’s interest and attention, the group of models look better than ever – proving once again that supermodels simply don’t age like the rest of us. And at the same time demonstrate
that some faces are made for the camera – and get better with age.

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The famous models happily pose with the photographer himself.

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One of my favourite Peter Lindbergh images from the era: Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder and Stephanie Seymour, Vogue, 1991.

With his signature black-and-white style portraits, Lindbergh has long been credited as one of the prominent fashion photographers (along with Herb Ritts) who played a key role in how many models from the 90s rose to super-stardom. He was famous for his group shots capturing top models posing together – many of his photos becoming some of the most famous and recognizable of the decade (most of which hung in my locker or bedroom as a teenager).

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British Vogue cover, January 1991 (photo via British Vogue)

Not surprisingly, Lindbergh was responsible for the iconic photo of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford on the cover of British Vogue in 1990 (below) – what became a defining moment in the era of the supermodel. The photo was well-known to be what led to the five models to later star in George Michael’s video hit Freedom! in 1991 – easily one of the top videos of all time. Legend has it that when Michael saw the cover he was smitten and wanted all the models to appear in his video together.

For more on Lindbergh’s recent supermodel film project, visit Nowness. And check out George Michael’s legendary music video Freedom! below

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