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45 Reasons Why Supermodels Were Better In The '80s

You may not remember them that well, but they were equally fabulous if not more so than the '90s models. The models of today should really bring back the exaggerated poses that were so popular back then.

1. Their athleticism.

Kim Alexis.

Carol Alt.

Renée Simonsen.

2. They posed with exotic animals.

Nastassja Kinski.

3. They could pull off a wide range of emotions.

Downright depressed. :'(

"I don't give a fuck."

4. They didn't have to wear a bikini to be sexy in a swimsuit.

Kim Alexis.

Stephanie Seymour.

Karen Alexander.

5. The dudes wore makeup.

6. They looked adorable in glasses.

Kim Alexis.

7. They were fierce.

Beverly Johnson with Grace Jones.

8. They wore giant bows.

9. They weren't stick-thin.

Claudia Schiffer.

10. These pants.

And this color combo!

11. They always posed like they were mid-dance.

Kim Alexis.

Want this belt.

What is this I don't even...

A young Paulina Porizkova.

12. They were artistic.

Paulina Porizkova.

13. And they were definitely deep thinkers.

"This tree branch really speaks to me."

Paulina Porizkova.

14. They "loved to laugh."

Naomi Campbell.

What's so funny, Naomi?

Beverly Peele.

15. They could pull off gigantic coats.

16. They dated Duran Duran.

Yasmin LeBon with Simon LeBon.

Renée Simonsen with John Taylor of Duran Duran.

17. And also some other famous rock dudes.

Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, and David Bowie.

18. They really knew how to party.

Christy Turlington, Roberta Chirko and Renée Simonsen, 1987

Renee Simonsen with Duran Duran.

Cheers to you too, Paulina.

19. They mastered the hair toss.

20. They knew how to power-dress.

Brooke Shields for Gianni Versace.

21. They had huge heads of hair.

Milla Jovovich.

Christy Turlington.

Kim Alexis.

22. They wore turbans before they were trendy.

23. Even now, they look frozen in time.

Elle Macpherson.

Carol Alt.

Eva Herzigova.

Stephanie Seymour.

Beverly Johnson.

Renée Simonsen in 2010.

Yasmin LeBon in 2012. (She's 48 now).

24. They perfected the "Can you believe it??" look.

Carre Otis.

25. They hung out with Michael Jackson.

Christie Brinkley with Michael and Billy Joel.

Beverly Johnson with Michael.

Michael with Brooke Shields. Oh, wait, I guess they dated. Weird.

26. They never had cameltoe.

Paulina Porizkova, Renée Simonsen, Carol Alt, Nancy De Weir & Joan Severance, 1983.

Carol Alt.

Cindy Crawford.

27. They wore hot pink blush without abandon.

Carol Alt.

28. They looked good in mom jeans.

Milla Jovovich.

Carré Otis

29. They really could pull off anything.

A floral potato sack.

The most unflattering bathing suit ever.

30. They had an impeccable sense of balance.

Christy Turlington.

Karen Alexander.

31. They were obviously total goofballs.

Christie Brinkley with Brooke Shields.

32. They looked good in tacky leather outfits.

Christy and Cindy.

33. And head-to-toe sequins.

34. And snoods.

Paulina Porizkova.

35. Sometimes they rocked edgy tomboy haircuts.

Yasmin LeBon and Veronica Webb.

Karen Alexander, photographed by Herb Ritts in 1989.

Christy Turlington.

36. They looked cute with their pets.

Paulina and her cat.

37. They weren't afraid of lesbian undertones.

Cool ponytail, Steph!

38. Debbie Harry was a model.

This dress is sick, btw.

39. Their asses.

Tatjana Patitz.

Carré Otis

40. They loved America.

Brooke Shields.

Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel.

41. They had hipster bangs.

Kristen McMenamy.

Roberta Chirico.

42. The first Asian supermodel came on the scene.

Anna Bayle.

43. They perfected the gentle face touch.


Roberta Chirico.

44. They inspired Cameron Diaz's hair from "There's Something About Mary."

Christy Turlington.

45. They totally loved themselves.

Carré Otis.

Paulina Porizkova.