Meet The Newest Generation Of Supermodels
Supermodel: A successful fashion model who has reached celebrity status.
Two decades after the debut of the original supermodels, the torch has been handed to a new generation. Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Edie Campbell are just a few of the newest initiates to hold such this prestigious title.
A daughter following in her mother’s footsteps. With just two years in the business Gerber has earned a spot next to her mother Cindy Crawford in the supermodel hall of fame. Her very first show was back in 2017 for Calvin Klein when Raf Simmons was head of the brand. Soon to follow were houses like Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Prada, Fendi, etc. After receiving so much exposure on the runway and in brand campaigns, Gerber landed her first fashion magazine cover with Vogue Paris for February 2018. That same year, Gerber won Model of the Year at the annual Fashion Awards.
Isabella Khair Hadid AKA Bella Hadid is one of the most talked-about models of our time. Walking in a number of shows and being the face of brands like Bvlgari has propelled her to supermodel status. With all this success it’s hard to believe that modeling wasn’t Hadid’s first passion. As a child and even today in her adult life, she has a passion for equestrian studies. She first appeared on the catwalk in 2013 for Hanna Haynes F/W collection but it wasn’t until 2014-2015 when her career started to take off. Today Hadid has 4 model awards to her name and an extensive modeling portfolio. The fashion world can’t wait to see what she does in the next phase of her life.
Swanepoel recently opened Max Mara’s SS 2020 collection with Gigi Hadid and Doutzen Kroes, but has been strutting down catwalks since 2003. Originally scouted in a Dutch flea market at the age of 15, Swanepoel has had a successful and long-lasting career. She’s been featured on the cover of magazines from British Vogue, GQ Mexico, all the way to V magazine Turkey. Her runway career is even more extensive than her covers, starring in shows like Dior, Chanel, and even Nike. While Swanepoel still models today, her main priority is her two sons, Anakan and Ariel.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Smalls moved to New York City to model after graduating from university with her degree in psychology. Her modeling career really took off when she was signed to IMG Models and worked with Givenchy in 2010. For Smalls, there was no looking back. Her modeling portfolio is filled with both ready-to-wear and haute couture collection from a range of designers like Chanel, Gucci, Prada, YSL, etc. Not to mention all the magazines, brand campaigns, and television appearances shes been featured in. In 2017, Jeremy Scott made Small the face of the house's fragrance Fresh Couture Gold.
Akech started modeling at the age of 16 and first appeared in a local fashion show in Australia created by her aunt. While at Melbourne Fashion Week in 2017, she auditioned for the Saint Laurent show in Paris. What came next was Akech’s first notable catwalk. She stills walks in Saint Laurent shows as well as McQueen, Givenchy, Kenzo, Off-White and many others. Her latest achievement was this year’s September Issue of Britsh Vogue, where Dutchess of Sussex, Megan Markle chose her to stand with 14 other women as the cover stars.
Campbell came straight out of the gate with her modeling career. Her first-ever appearance in fashion was in an editorial by Mario Testino for British Vogue. After that, she became a muse of sorts and starred in a Burberry campaign alongside legend and supermodel Kate Moss. She was even one of the muses for the late Karl Lagerfeld. In the S/S 2012 Chanel show, Campbell was given the honor of closing the show as a beauteous bride. A year later, she received Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. Arguably her biggest accomplishment is the open letter she wrote for WWD holding the fashion industry accountable for the mistreatment of models and calling for an end to the abuse.