In demand: Gisele, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne
These three beauties, who are currently each racking up piles of campaigns for top fashion brands, are also household names with fans worldwide. Here is a look at the careers of the three supermodels, each with her own distinctive style.fashion and trends Updated: Jul 07, 2014 16:36 IST
Currently the most in demand names in the fashion industry, these three beauties who are currently each racking up piles of campaigns for the top brands autumn campaigs are also household names with fans worldwide. Here is a look at the careers of the three supermodels, each with her own distinctive style.Gisele Bündchen, the new empress of style
A Victoria's Secret Angel from 2000 to 2007, Gisele Bündchen is now a veteran supermodel with several campaigns in her portfolio. And the Brazilian beauty, whose curves have always withstood the tyranny of the size 0 trend, has certainly seen her efforts pay off. Whether in fashion or beauty, the 33-year-old model is without a doubt the woman of the hour, leading Models.com's Money Girls ranking and becoming a household name, often identified simply as Gisele.
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The world's highest paid supermodel according to Forbes (which reports that she earned $42 million in 2013), Bündchen has signed at least 15 contracts this year. A spokesmodel for Pucci and Chanel for the SS14 and AW14 seasons, she has also lent her looks to Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, H&M, Ipanema by Gisele, Pantene and Gisele Intimates for the Spring-Summer season. This fall, she will also be seen modeling for Stuart Weitzman, Balenciaga and Isabel Marant. Of course, Gisele is in the news daily, so it is likely that a few more campaigns could be added to her schedule by the end of the week.
She started her career posing for Bettina Rheims at the tender age of 14, and her waifish look was not to everyone's liking. But 20 years and one drug scandal later, she is more present than ever on the fashion scene. And according to the Sunday Times, she is even the wealthiest model in the UK with an estate of £55 million (around $93.6 million). This should allow the face of the "heroin chic" trend to comfortably retire someday, although she clearly has no intention of doing so anytime soon.
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During spring 2014, the 40-year-old supermodel posed for Alexander McQueen, Liu-Jo, Rimmel, Topshop, St Tropez, Kerastase, Stuart Weitzman and Lilabelle (her own fragrance). And that's not all: she is also prolonging her collaboration with ELEVEN Paris, which began last year, and will return as the face of David Yurman this fall.
A testament to her longevity, she is no longer merely a model. She provides brands with her opinions and expertise and even creates capsule collections, all without getting carried away and putting her name on everything. Whether for Longchamp or Topshop, the supermodel often imposes her own style on collections that are always successful, in large part because so many fashionistas aim to look like her.
Cara Delevingne, the new girl
Like fellow Brit Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne is relatively short (1m71 / 5ft 9.5in). This made her stand out as a surprising presence on the 2011 runways after she was discovered by Christopher Bailey (who shot her in 2010 for the Burberry SS11 campaign). But enthusiasm for the new it-girl spread quickly throughout the fashion world, and in 2012 she took part in no less than 64 shows, all seasons combined. At age 21, Delevingne is now one of the most followed supermodels on social networks, where she has a strong presence, in contrast with her two elder colleagues, who have made discretion their personal philosophy.
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Showing her undisputed potential for leading trends, she brought back strong brows, a style that had been banished from beauty salons for a good decade, and has become the champion of the caloric selfie (in other words: she isn't afraid of eating a cheeseburger in front of the camera).
This year, the supermodel was a Spring-Summer spokesmodel for La Perla, DKNY, Mulberry, Burberry Beauty and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. For fall, she also poses for Balmain, Burberry, Mulberry, John Hardy and Topshop. As with Kate Moss, fans are eager to copy her look. Sensing an opportunity, Mulberry invited her to create her own collection of handbags.
Despite all her success, the supermodel could soon disappear from the runways, as she recently announced her plans to pursue a new career in music and film. And, a sign that doors are opening for her everywhere, she has already landed a number of roles, namely in "Anna Karenina" and "The Face of an Angel."
First Published: Jul 07, 2014 14:57 IST