High Fashion Baby Names
By Bree Ogle
It’s amazing how much fashion, and with it, the models who display it, changes over time. For example, the fifties were exemplified by women with defined brows and cinched-in waists. The sixties saw the rise of Twiggy, who brought extreme thinness into vogue. The seventies were the time of uber-blondes like Bitten Knudsen and Gunilla Lindblad, and the eighties seemed to have a lot of commercially attractive models like Christie Brinkley. The nineties were all about “heroin-chic,” a look typified by gaunt Kate Moss.
And now? It’s anything that makes you different. The current “It” girl is Cara Delevingne, who owes some of her fame to her bold brows. Lindsey Wixson, another popular model, is known for her distinctive pout. It’s all about standing out, whether it’s your looks or your name–be it real or adopted. There is no denying that a girl called Kid is going to be more memorable than one named Katelyn.
China Machado (born Noelie Dasouza Machado) – Chinese–She was the first non-Caucasian cover girl
Anita Pallenberg – Italian
Donyale Luna – She was the first black model on the cover of Vogue
Grace Coddington – Now the creative director of Vogue
Ingrid Boulting – South African
Jean Shrimpton – She helped launch the miniskirt into the spotlight, and is an icon of the 60’s
Bitten Knudsen – Danish
Dalma Callado – Brazilian
Gunilla Lindblad – Swedish
Paulina Porizkova – Czech
Georgina Grenville, South African
Helena Christensen, Danish
Kristen McMenamy, known for her androgynous appearance
Tanga Moreau – Belgian
Adwoa Aboah – Ghanian-British-American
Candice Swanepoel—South African
Daphne Groeneveld – Dutch
Doutzen Kroes – Dutch
Fei Fei Sun – Chinese
Freja Beha Erichsen – Danish
Gisele Bündchen – Brazilian
Hadassa Lima – Brazilian
Harleth Kuusik – Estonian
Ine Neefs – Belgian
Kid Plotnikova (born Katya Plotnikova) – Russian
Kinga Rajzak – Slovakian
Linnea Ahlman – Swedish
Liya Kebede – Ethiopian
Luba Hryniv – Ukranian
Lululeika Ravn Liep – Danish
Marloes Horst – Dutch
Ming Xi (born Mengyao Xi) – Chinese
Shanina Shaik – Australian
Smith Vanders (born Cathelijne Vandersmissen) – Dutch
Ubah Hassan – Somali-Canadian
Veroniek Gielkens – Dutch
Some challenging choices–which ones do you like?
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on April 23rd, 2015 at 11:20 pm
Some interesting names, but the model holding the baby (presumably her own) looks as though she is holding a designer bag. I am tired of babies as props in photos and ads.
on April 23rd, 2015 at 11:29 pm
I like Carmen Dovima (LOVE), Wilhelmina, Jean, Penelope, Veruschka, Gia, Margaux, Yasmin, Claudia, Milla, Naomi, Shalom, Stella, Tatjana, Anja, Arizona (as a middle), Binx (!), Cato, Daphne, Freja, Gemma, Gigi, Gisele, Harleth, Linnea, and Marloes.
on April 24th, 2015 at 8:59 am
Love Wilhelmina, Linnea, Freja, Lottie, and Margaux.
on April 24th, 2015 at 6:12 pm
Penelope, Bettina, Dalma, Yasmin, Helena, Stella, Gisele, and Gemma are fabulous choices!
on April 25th, 2015 at 2:52 am
The baby in the picture’s expression! That’s either a poopy face or her “WTF are all these people doing here?” face xD Anyway, lots of great names on this list. I’m particularly intrigued by Veruschka, which reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Veruca.
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