Shots were fired at Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in Entertainment Tonight’s interview with Rebecca Romijn, as she stripped the duo of their ‘supermodel’ status.
Her reason being was that ‘No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people – legitimate fashion people –can’t stand it.’ Fashion insiders are hating on KenGi? Surely not.
She then went on to say: ‘They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards.’
After her referencing them directly, British Vogue took to their Twitter to ask the public ‘Who said that Kendall and Gigi are not ‘true supermodels’? The answer was an overwhelming number of people replying ‘everyone’. Whether it’s just jealousy or an over-protectiveness of the original ‘supermodels’ (we see you Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss), it is clear the term needs a modern re-definition.
Will Kendall and Gigi make the cut? That's something only time can tell...