The celebrity/supermodel craze was a distinctly 90s phenomenon but that doesn’t mean we’re not still as obsessed now. Thanks to the wonderful creators of Instagram we can fuel our ongoing addiction to the lives of fashion’s greatest beauties––where else can you see pictures backstage at Prada side by side with dog photos? Their lives feel worlds away from our own (or at least mine) but strangely relatable at the same time, it’s strangely compelling. Since Linda Evangelista joined Instagram a week ago, I thought there was no time more appropriate to do a round up of some of my favorite supermodels on social media than now.
Linda Evangelista (@lindaevangelista)
Newcomer Linda Evangelista only has a few post so far but we can only hope the #SunSafety selfies of her in a nylon hood continue.
Highlights: Sunrise selfie in front of the Sydney Opera House, Linda with the late Oscar de la Renta, and her inaugural post with her dog Mini Moon.
Karen Elson (@misskarenelson)
Folk singer and scarlet-haired beauty has a pretty well rounded Instagram including, but not limited to, pictures of her cats, backstage photos, magazine covers and random photos likely found on the internet with ambiguous captions.
Highlights: Karen eating spaghetti in LA, Karen at the dentist, Karen in the tub with a glass of red wine.
Daria Werbowy (@dotwillow)
Daria’s Instagram is rather artistic in it’s approach and short on words (she likes to caption with a simple hashtag). While it’s somewhat short on selfies (which is what we’re really here for, if we’re being totally honest) it’s aesthetic consideration is admirable.
Highlights: On set selfie with Raquel Zimmerman and Lara Stone, Daria in a scorpion baseball hat, Daria and a friend pampering themselves with mint green face masks.
Mariacarla Boscono (@iosonomariacarlaboscono)
Mariacarla’s profile is ripe with the kind of stuff we love in a model Instagram––lots of selfies, both solo and with editors, designers and other models (especially Ricardo Tisci). Her approach can be a little frantic––ots of exclamation points, capital letters, emojis––but she looks like she’s always having the most fun out of anyone.
Highlights: Mariacarla with her new Versace bag, Mariacarla, Frankie Rayder and Jamie Bochert on a yacht in Ibiza, Stella Tennant, Donatella Versace and Mariacarla at a party with matching black eyeliner.
Christy Turlington (@cturlington)
Christy Turlington’s Instagram is very health nut, gym junkie mom, like the Gwyneth Paltrow of fashion. Peppered throughout are food photos, pictures of her kids, running photos and fun fashion #TBT’s.
Highlights: Christy and her husband on a moonlit beach, a throwback photo of Cindy Crawford, Christy, and Stephanie Seymour shot by Meisel for Versace Versus in 1994, Christy and Marc Jacobs together and glowing.
Gisele Bundchen (@giseleofficial)
The ultimate Brazilian babe’s Instagram is full of lots of light, love and well lit selfies. She loves yoga, her children and the occasional inspiring post about tranquility and inner peace. She’s the jet set mom who fits in just as well at her husband’s football games in New England as she does on a beach meditating.
Highlights: Gisele on a meditation retreat, Gisele in the backseat of a car with the Louis Vuitton World Cup Trunk, Gisele soaking wet on set in a warming blanket.
Lara Stone (@lara_stone)
Probably the most frequent face on Lara’s Instagram aside from her own is her dog Bert’s. Aside from Bert, Lara’s profile is ripe with selfies and shots of projects she’s worked on, both current and past, as well as lots of behind the scenes action of her at the various parties and functions she attends.
Highlights: Lara and Kate Moss at Mario Testino’s birthday party, Lara with a fishing pole in a safety orange raincoat, Lara, Carine Roitfeld and Karlie Kloss at Cannes.
Naomi Campbell (@iamnaomicampbell)
The undisputed supermodel queen of Instagram. Naomi has met practically everyone who’s anyone and it’s all documented for us on her profile. Her account also serves as an excellent reference for her ever changing hairstyles.
Highlights: Naomi in bed, Naomi boarding a private plane, Naomi smoking in a pool with Kate Moss.