Models come and go like the wind in the fashion industry. Sure, some become household names — like the Supers — but most of them do their thing, then move on. That's not to say that they're not sorely missed. I always think of my favorites: Brazilian Ana Claudia Michels, South African Georgina Grenville, Spanish Esther Cañadas, and Scottish Kristy Hume. American Bridget Hall (left) also stands out; she was so sporty, freckly, smiley, but also mastered high-fashion. Let's travel back in time and check out alluring editorials from fashion's once-popular muses.
>> A LITTLE TURN ON THE CATWALK —There have been Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell sightings aplenty in this supermodel revival season, but this morning's Charlie's Angels-themed Dsquared2 Spring 2009 show brought a trio of another kind — Esther Canadas, Fernanda Tavares and Nadege du Bospertus — to open the show together and close one after another. [WWD]
Dean and Dan Caten may be twins but it seems like they would prefer a threesome with the way they paired up models Esther Canadas, Fernanda Tavares and Nadege du Bospertus for a little bit of Charlie's Angels action at DSquared. That kind of pop cultural repurposement meant we were in for a bit of a boring show, fashion wise at least, if not sheer entertainment value. A sporty, slinky day time wardrobe combined with a va-va voom let me show some leg jersey dress eveningwear is just the sort of thing we would like to see some angels in. Sorry Charlie but that's all you get.
When you have a face like Spanish supermodel Ester Cañadas, there's no path you should pursue except for modeling. But Esther did almost take another path, she wanted to be a criminologist until her mom convinced her to try modeling. She didn't have to do much pursuing, as it only took her two days to book work for 20 designers!
Esther is not a new model by any means. In fact, she has been in the industry since 1996. I remember being mesmerized by her cheekbones and piercing blue eyes when I first saw her in a Donna Karan ad in 1997. Her co-star in the ads, model Mark Vanderloo, felt the same because he married Esther in 1999 (they divorced in 2000).
But back to Esther's modeling career. She has walked down the runways of a laundry list that includes Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Moschino, and Givenchy (cue exhale). Though we don't see her stunning face as frequently any more, it's a face that once you see, you never forget.
To see more pictures of Esther, read more