Amber Valletta, Kristen McMenamy and Stella Tennant’s beauty is like a fine wine, it improves with age. All three women were pivotal members of an elite group of models who were appointed ‘super’ status in the 1990s, due to the colossal amount of editorial, magazine covers, catwalk and advertising campaigns they secured. Fast-forward twenty years and Stella, Amber and Kristen are once again hotfooting it down the runway (showing the younger girls how it’s done), wowing in glossy editorials and revisiting their winks as i-D cover stars. Pick up a copy of i-D’s Covers Book (Taschen) to discover the stories behind their iconic editorials, direct from the photographers and stylists onset. Or pop by the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts this June to hear i-D’s Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jones, recount the tales. Amber, Kristen and Stella are older, wiser and know exactly who they are and what they want from life. Flick through the images in this portfolio to discover why else these models are truly super…
Stella wears jacket Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Amber wears all clothing Christopher Kane.
Kristen wears dress Gareth Pugh. Crown Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.