But describing Sims as a supermodel seems like a huge disservice, considering that the term is now applied to any waifish and wan young woman who manages to book more than half a dozen runway shows in a given fashion season. In its heyday, which was the 1980s, the term had a bit more juice. It referred to a model whose name and image had managed to break free of the fashion world and enter the popular vernacular.
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more