As a teenager in the early 90s, I was literally obsessed with the reigning supermodels of the time: Cindy, Linda, Christy, Naomi, Claudia.  I mean, I even bought Cindy’s workout video, with no intention of ever doing any of the exercises; I just wanted to ogle her. For me, these women epitomized everything I thought you had to be to be successful and loved: tall, thin, beautiful; admired by men and women alike. They were the embodiment of beauty and glamour and everything I didn’t even dare dreaming of ever becoming. I collected everything I could possibly find about them and tore out every picture, ad, article and snippet I could find in fashion magazines. I had literally binders full of stuff about them. But the mother-of-all of everything these supermodels represented really were the 90s Versace campaigns shot by Richard Avedon. I don’t remember even particularly liking the clothes, but no one could ever be any more glitzy and sexy than these women. So, in celebration of my youthful enthusiasm for these over-the-top images, here a trip down memory lane.

Spring 1987Versace Spring 87Even though this ad is from the late 80s, I really just had to show you Christy’s and Cindy’s baby-faces.

1990Versace 1990 wonk eyeDon’t even mind Christy here: What kind of god-awful watch is this?

Spring 1991Versace Spring 91_2Look at that hair! Are we still in the 80s?

Fall 1991Versace Fall 91 TriumviratHelena Christensen, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Did anybody say fierce?

Fall 1992Versace Fall 92 CowboyYee-haw! Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Yasmeen Ghauri and Christy Turlington shot by Irving Penn.

Spring 1993Versace Spring 93 SandPlaying in the sand: Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow shot by Richard Avedon.

Fall 1994Versace Fall 94_2It really didn’t get any better than this: Nadja Auermann, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Stephanie Seymour shot by Richard Avedon.

Fall 1994Versace Fall 94Oh, just Christy and Claudia hanging with a bunch of chiseled naked dudes.

Bonus 1994Versace 94 bikerWhat? Just some friends waiting for the soccer game to start!

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