Supermodel Stephanie Seymour is putting Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid on serious blast by suggesting that Jenner and Hadid should be referred to as “b*****s of the moment” rather than legitimate supermodels.
Seymour, who appeared on the cover of both the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Vogue in the late 1980s and early 1990s, slammed Kendall and Gigi in a new interview with Vanity Fair, where she admitted that she’d rather refer to Jenner and Hadid as “b*****s” than supermodels.
“[Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid] are completely different than we were. Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past,” Stephanie told the magazine of how she really feels about Kendall and Gigi, admitting that she believes the two and others like them “deserve their own title.”
The magazine then quizzed Stephanie on what she believes Jenner and Hadid should be called if not supermodels, to which Seymour replied, “B*****s of the moment! That would be a good title for them.”
But while it appeared that Seymour put Kendall and Gigi on pretty serious blast in the new Vanity Fair article, Stephanie was quick to admit that she does, in fact, support the new crop of models covering magazines and walking runways around the world.
“[Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them,” Stephanie told the magazine, “but they need their own title.”
Stephanie Seymour is just the latest star to blast Jenner and Hadid over their supermodel status, as Seymour’s outspoken remarks come just weeks after model and actress Rebecca Romijn told Entertainment Tonight that she too doesn’t believe that Gigi or Kendall are worthy of the supermodel title.
Speaking out about Hadid and Jenner and their intense social media presence on sites like Twitter and Instagram, Romijn claimed that “no one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue,” before describing Gigi and Kendall’s model status as being “frustrating.”
“I know a lot of people – legitimate fashion people – can’t stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion,” Rebecca continued in the interview, bluntly telling the site that Kendall and Gigi “are not true supermodels.”
“The thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower,” Rebecca continued, “I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing.”
“I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does,” Romijn added of both Jenner and Hadid, who have both covered Vogue magazine in the past.
According to the Mirror, a number of Vogue’s social media followers agreed with Rebecca’s remarks about Hadid and Jenner, sending a barrage of tweets to British Vogue’s Twitter account after the social media page tweeted out on April 27, “Who said that Kendall and Gigi are not ‘true supermodels?'”
The site claimed that the social media account was the inundated with replies, the majority of which simply stated in reply to the Kendall and Gigi question, “Everyone.”
But Kendall and Gigi weren’t only called out by Rebecca and Stephanie over their social media presence.
Designer Calvin Klein also addressed the issue during an April interview, in which he blasted Jenner’s ad for his world-famous underwear.
“You know, I’m really not that familiar with it. I’m honestly not. I’m sure she’s a lovely young woman,” Calvin told reporters of Kendall Jenner, before admitting, “It’s not the kind of thing I would have done.”
Klein then went on to discuss social media stars like Kendall being referred to as supermodels, to which he claimed, “Now, models are paid for how many followers they have. They’re booked not because they represent the essence of the designer… they’re booked because of how many followers they have online.”
What do you think of Stephanie Seymour and Rebecca Romijn’s claims that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are not legitimate supermodels?
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