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Stephanie Seymour: Kendall Jenner and Gigi Aren’t Supermodels, They’re ‘Bitches of the Moment!’

Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie Seymour George Pimentel/WireImage

Bow down, bitches (of the moment)! Stephanie Seymour thinks that the era of the supermodel is over and done with. In fact, she has a colorful description of the new class of models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

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“Bitches of the moment!” Seymour, 47, joked with Vanity Fair. “That would be a good title for them.”

“They are completely different than we were,” she noted. “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.”

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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The supermodel, who dominated runways and magazines in the late ’80s and early ’90s alongside fellow legends Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, noted the differences between modeling then and now. 

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“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,” she continued. “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.”

Seymour’s not the only OG who thinks this Jenner-ation doesn’t match up to the last. “I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it,” Rebecca Romijn told Entertainment Tonight. “Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels.”

But there’s an exception: Cindy Crawford. She admits that she envies millennial models for their social media–powered reach.

“I’m so jealous,” Crawford, who’s the mom of up-and-coming model Kaia Gerber, told Cosmopolitan. “I feel they have this direct way to communicate with their audience that my generation didn’t have. I think it’s a responsibility, but it’s also a great tool, because they really can be their own publicists. They can present themselves the way that they want to be presented.”

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