Top Fashion Models of the 2000s

Supermodels have always been a very important part of the fashion industry. They enable us to view the latest fashion creations of the top designer, even showing us some of the trendiest combinations. The 2000s have been big in terms of supermodels, with many of them getting that coveted celebrity status.

Here are the top supermodels that ruled the catwalk, the billboards and the glossy magazine pages, of the 2000s. Getting to know them is worth your while if you have any interest in modern fashion!

Agyness-Deyn

Agyness Deyn

Born Laura Michelle Hollins, she worked odd jobs before being discovered while she was shopping with fashion designer Henry Holland in London. She covered for several magazines such as Vogue (UK, American and Italian editions), Time, Style & Life, etc. In addition to all this, she also modeled for Anna Sui, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith, and Vivienne Westwood.

Angela-Lindvall

Angela Lindvall

Angela Lindvall is an American model, actress, and environmentalist. As a model, she covered for Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire. Plus, she starred in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Fendi, and Christian Dior among many others. As an actress, her credits include the film ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ and the TV reality show ‘Project Runway: All Stars’.

Anja-Rubik

Anja Rubik

Polish stunner Anja Rubik was declared as one of the top 30 models by Vogue Paris in 2010. She also appeared in the Polish edition of America’s Next Top Model titled ‘Top Model Zostan Modelka’. In fact, many of the top models on this list have has the honor of being on this Top 30 list.

Chanel-Iman

Chanel Iman

Half Korean, half African-American model Chanel Iman is known for being one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She also did catwalks for Christian Dior, Versace, Yves Saint-Laurent (YSL) and Stella McCartney. Her magazine covers include Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Chanel Iman

Half Korean, half African-American model Chanel Iman is known for being one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She also did catwalks for Christian Dior, Versace, Yves Saint-Laurent (YSL) and Stella McCartney. Her magazine covers include Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Doutzen-Kroes

Doutzen Kroes

This statuesque Dutch-Frisian beauty also became one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. She has been featured in nine Vogue covers and was voted “Model of the Year” on Vogue in 2005. Kroes is also an actress.

Gemma-Ward

Gemma Ward

Aussie stunner Gemma Ward appeared on the US edition of Vogue, as well as Teen Vogue. She continued with her Vogue streak in British and French editions and was judged to be one of the “30 models of the decade” by Vogue Paris. She also strutted the runways for Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein.

Gisele-Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen is the first Brazilian model to gain international superstardom and is widely credited for putting an end to the “heroin chic” modeling era (led by Kate Moss). This supermodel is perhaps the most famous Victoria’s Secret Angel. Apart from her successful modeling career, Bundchen’s personal life and relationships have also been making the headlines.

Heidi-Klum

Heidi Klum

Klum became the first German model to become one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. She also branched out to acting and hosting and is known also as the host the reality show Project Runway. This was the show for which she won an Emmy. Her personal life and relationships have also been the subject of public scrutiny.

Karen-Elson

Karen Elson

This English model has worked with renowned photographers of her era, including Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, and Peter Lindbergh. She covered for several international editions of Vogue as well as Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar. Plus, she has strutted the catwalk for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and YSL. She is also a singer, musician and recording artist. That’s quite a long list of accomplishments for one person!

Kate-Moss

Kate Moss

Moss is also one of a world-famous supermodels and the prime figure of the “heroin chic” movement of the 1990s.

The decade and the trend may have gone, but in the 2000s Kate Moss still rules the catwalk.

Lara-Stone

Lara Stone

Dutch model Lara Stone walked for brands like Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs, among many others. She was named as the fashion’s “It Girl” on W magazine (where she also covered at the same time), as well as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris.

Lily-Donaldson

Lily Donaldson

Donaldson started modeling when she was 16, and eventually landed on major magazine covers such as of Vogue. Eventually, she was also named by Vogue Paris as one of the decade’s top 30 models. She also modeled at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony with other British models such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

Natalia-Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova campaigned for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, and Gucci. The Russian beauty landed on the cover of international magazines that include Vogue (in many worldwide editions) and Vanity Fair.

Natasha-Poly

Natasha Poly

Poly was also named as one of the 30 top models by Vogue Paris. The Russian model has also starred in many campaigns for Gucci, Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Nine West, and Jimmy Choo.

Becoming a Model

Looking at the success of all these accomplished women above, you might be inspired to become a model yourself. After all, this is a glitzy and glamorous career that promises an exciting life. While being a model does have its downsides, such as a lack of privacy, it’s not surprising that many people want to try their hand at becoming one.

If you’re one of the many aspiring models of today, you might be interested in the book titled “How to Become a Model?”. This work is focused on answering the question of how one can become a fashion model. You might even be able to start off your modeling career sooner than ever once you go through this book. Check it out here:

Authored by Sarah Smith, this book gives you all the information you’d need to start professional modeling right away. It includes a step-by-step plan to constructing your career as a fashion model, tip and tricks along the way, contract detailed, etc. It also lists the modeling agencies you can get in touch with as well as the first modeling jobs you can hope to get.

Conclusion

The profusion of top fashion models in the 2000s have inspired many young girls and women to get into this career. However, a word of warning: this life is not meant for everyone. It requires guts, passion, determination, and a whole lot of patience as well. Plus, it would benefit every girl (or boy) to read up on the problems that many of the top models have faced to this day.

If you’re comfortable with being in the spotlight and understand that your every move will be scrutinized, a supermodel career might be the one for you. Remember; supermodels are like the royalty of the fashion world, but they are also soon forgotten. It’s wise to take inspiration from the top models through the past few decades and learn from their mistakes.