Then I had to really think this over. I was in high school and college in the 90s; I was discovering music and there were still super models and designers were rock stars and magazines weren't about pandering to a digital generation - they were producing art. Or so I always thought . . . I decided to go back and reexamine the decade and do you know what? It's better than I imagined!
We had Ellen Von Unwerth keeping American Vogue interesting!
Anna Sui was making perfect vintage looking dresses. And, NO ONE had eyebrows.
There were a new crop of photogs like David Sims making models look androgynous and sexy.
And, there were all these waif-y Super Models: Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow and, of course, Kate Moss.
If there was no Kate Moss there would have been no 90s.
It's a fact.
Magazine covers were actually interesting and not celebrity- driven snooze fests.
Steven Meisel was king - he basically shot every feature in Vogue and every advertisement.
Sofia Coppola went from 'It Girl' to 'Movie director who casts It Girls.'
And, did I mention Kate Moss?
I get so bored when I look at magazines today. Occasionally I'll see a spread that looks beautiful and interesting but it's not how I felt in the 90s. Except for one photographer who Never disappoints: Olivia Bee. Part fairy, part wunderkind, she creates images that take me back to the glorious 90s.
And, I do love that Hermes hired her to shoot their 2012 their catalogue when she was 18. It gives me hope for fashion.