While the Michael Kors fall 2021 show included familiar faces such as Ashley Graham, Paloma Elsesser, Alek Wek, Bella Hadid, and Precious Lee, another group of models stole the show. Today, a pack of the original supers—Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Carolyn Murphy, and Shalom Harlow—walked the runway too. The glowing foursome reunited in honor of Kors’s label’s 40th anniversary. The show was held in the Theater District, where the designer had regularly gone to see Broadway shows. Kors and his company also made a donation to the Actors Fund, which aids those working in the entertainment industry and has become crucial during COVID-19. Throughout the show, models strut down a lit-up Midtown while marquees boasted the Michael Kors name.
As for those supermodel veterans? They all wore shimmering, body-skimming dresses in black, silver, and gold. This is not the first time that ’90s-era supermodels have joined one another onstage years later. Back in 2017, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, and Helena Christensen, now all in their 50s, walked the Versace runway while lip-synching “Freedom! ’90” in honor of the 20th anniversary of the death of Gianni Versace.
In both instances, it was refreshing to see women in their 40s and 50s walking the runway. And now when much of the shows are being seen through screens and not in person, a supermodel reunion may just be the moment that we all need for a bit of excitement.