Just two months after former supermodel Rebecca Romijn said Kendall and Gigi were "not true supermodels" another former supermodel has now made similar comments during an interview with Vanity Fair. (Seriously, though, is there some ‘former supermodel juice’ that these bitter women are drinking?)
Stephanie Seymour spoke to Vanity Fair last week at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, saying she agreed with Rebecca's comments.
“They are completely different than we were,” Stephanie said. “Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title. [Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title.”
Well if that wasn’t a back-handed compliment…
When asked what she thought they should instead be called, she laughed, “B*tches of the moment! That would be a good title for them.”
Ummm, LANGUAGE, PUH-LEASE!
Stephanie was one of the original six who took over magazine covers and billboards in the 90s (alongside Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington), so yes, she is rather legendary. But come on, guys, get with the program! Times and industries change, making the launching pads for careers completely different to the past. Kendall and Gigi may not be as legendary as the original six, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less a modern-day supermodel in their own respective rights. Right?
Stephanie also admitted she's glad her career peaked before camera phones and social media became a thing.
“I’m so glad social media didn’t exist during our time. I’m a private person, and sharing everything feels odd to me,” she said. *“And because there weren’t cameras around us all the time, we got away with so much more and had so much more fun. We didn’t have people watching us all the time, and we weren’t putting ourselves out there in a way that was turning the media against us or for us in any way. We still had our privacy, and there was more of an illusion behind the girls. You lose your illusion when you give much of yourself away, and that’s what I don’t like about it. I’m so glad it didn’t exist back then. I can’t imagine what it’s like for the girls today.”
True, these are definitely more transparent times which must come with its own set of problems. But we have a feeling if the original six supermodels learnt how to selfie back in the 90s they’d be allllllllll over that.