How Well Do You Know Your Supermodels?

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How Well Do You Know Your Supermodels? - Quiz

Since we are looking back at Vogue from twenty years, I thought this trivia game would be fun to test our knowledge of the catwalk's supermodels.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a supermodel?

    • A.

      A model

    • B.

      A catwalk model

    • C.

      A highly-paid elite fashion model

    • D.

      A model with super powers

    Correct Answer
    C. A highly-paid elite fashion model
    Explanation
    A supermodel is a highly-paid elite fashion model. This term is used to describe models who have achieved a high level of success and recognition in the fashion industry. They are often seen as the face of major brands, walk the runway for top designers, and appear in high-profile advertising campaigns. Supermodels are known for their unique beauty, charisma, and ability to captivate audiences with their presence and style. They are considered the top tier of models and are highly sought after in the fashion world.

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  • 2. 

    Which describes how well known supermodels are?

    • A.

      Known by the elite modeling agencies

    • B.

      Worldwide reputation and household name

    • C.

      Known and contracted by French couturiers

    • D.

      Known for gracing the covers of Vogue and other fashion magazines

    Correct Answer
    B. Worldwide reputation and household name
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "worldwide reputation and household name," suggests that supermodels are widely recognized and well-known globally. This implies that they have gained a significant level of fame and are familiar to people around the world. They have achieved a status where their names are recognized by the general public and have become synonymous with the fashion industry.

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  • 3. 

    How did the term 'supermodel' first enter popular jargon?

    • A.

      Slang of the 60's

    • B.

      Fancy word for models in the 70's

    • C.

      Popular culture of the 80's and 90's

    • D.

      Coined by Victoria Secret model Gisele Bünchen

    Correct Answer
    C. Popular culture of the 80's and 90's
    Explanation
    The term 'supermodel' first entered popular jargon during the 80's and 90's due to the rise of iconic and highly influential models such as Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer. These models achieved unprecedented levels of fame and success, appearing on magazine covers, in fashion shows, and in advertising campaigns. Their popularity and impact on popular culture led to the term 'supermodel' being used to describe them and other models who reached similar levels of fame and recognition during that time period.

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  • 4. 

    Who described herself as just a good "clothes hanger"?

    • A.

      Lisa Fonssagrives

    • B.

      Twiggy

    • C.

      Cindy Crawford

    • D.

      Iman

    Correct Answer
    A. Lisa Fonssagrives
    Explanation
    Lisa Fonssagrives described herself as just a good "clothes hanger". This statement suggests that she saw herself primarily as a model who could effectively showcase clothing, rather than someone with a distinct personality or individuality. It implies that she believed her main purpose was to serve as a vessel for presenting fashion, highlighting her professionalism and dedication to her craft. This attitude may have contributed to her success as a highly influential and sought-after model in the fashion industry.

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  • 5. 

    Who is considered to be the first supermodel?

    • A.

      Lisa Fonssagrives

    • B.

      Twiggy

    • C.

      Veruschka

    • D.

      Cheryl Tiegs

    Correct Answer
    A. Lisa Fonssagrives
    Explanation
    Fonssagrives was in most of the major fashion magazines and general interest magazines from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Town & Country, Life, Vogue, the original Vanity Fair, and Time. The relationship between her image on over 200 Vogue covers and her name recognition led to the future importance of Vogue in shaping future supermodels.

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  • 6. 

    What decade did the supermodel reign supreme?

    • A.

      The 60s

    • B.

      The 70s

    • C.

      The 80s

    • D.

      The 90s

    Correct Answer
    D. The 90s
    Explanation
    During the 1990s, the supermodel phenomenon reached its peak. This decade witnessed the rise of iconic supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Kate Moss, who dominated the fashion industry and became global household names. Their glamorous and influential presence in fashion shows, magazine covers, and advertising campaigns defined the 90s as the decade when supermodels reigned supreme.

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  • 7. 

    Who is considered to be the first supermodel of color? 

    • A.

      Beverly Johnson

    • B.

      Iman

    • C.

      Naomi Campbell

    • D.

      Tyra Banks

    Correct Answer
    B. Iman
    Explanation
    Even though Beverly Johnson was the first African American model to be on the cover of American Vogue (1974), Iman is considered to have been the first supermodel of color.

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  • 8. 

    Who in 1975 landed a then-unprecedented million-dollar contract as the face of Faberge's Babe perfume?

    • A.

      Christie Brinkley

    • B.

      Jean Shrimpton

    • C.

      Lauren Hutton

    • D.

      Margaux Hemingway

    Correct Answer
    D. Margaux Hemingway
    Explanation
    That same year, Hemingway also appeared on the cover of Time magazine and was labeled one of the "New Beauties," giving further name recognition to fashion models.

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  • 9. 

    What supermodel at one time made a comment to Vogue "we don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day"?

    • A.

      Linda Evangelista

    • B.

      Elle Macpherson

    • C.

      Paulina Porizkova

    • D.

      Gisele Bünchen

    Correct Answer
    A. Linda Evangelista
    Explanation
    When Linda Evangelista mentioned to Vogue that "we don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day," she may have been playing, but the 1990 comment became the most notorious quote in modeling history.

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  • 10. 

    What supermodel signed a Maybelline contract worth $800,000 for twelve days work?

    • A.

      Christy Turlington

    • B.

      Kate Moss

    • C.

      Paulina Porizkova

    • D.

      Heidi Klum

    Correct Answer
    A. Christy Turlington
    Explanation
    Christy Turlington signed a Maybelline contract worth $800,000 for twelve days of work.

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  • 11. 

    During the 1990s, what group was officially recognized and accepted by the fashion world as supermodels?

    • A.

      The Incredibles

    • B.

      The Big Six

    • C.

      The Victoria Secret Angels

    • D.

      The Walking Bags of Skin

    Correct Answer
    B. The Big Six
    Explanation
    Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell,
    Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer

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