Pat Cleveland: Cleveland’s wild gesticulations gave new meaning to the term “working the runway.” Here, Oscar de la Renta spring 1974.
Naomi Campbell: One of the best runway models of all time, Campbell took every step with the power of a true diva. Here, Hermès spring 2009.
Billie Blair: A top model in the Seventies and Eighties, Blair’s air of poise made her a go-to eveningwear model. Here, Bruce Oldfield spring 1974.
Claudia Schiffer: She first hit the runway blonde, curvy and a klutz. Here, Chanel Haute Couture fall 1990. “When you look like that, you don’t have to walk,” Karl Lagerfeld told WWD in 1991. “You can walk on clouds.”
Coco Rocha: A competitive Irish dancer, Rocha opened the Jean Paul Gaultier fall 2007 show with her famous Celtic step dance.
Karlie Kloss: Kloss attributes her self-proclaimed “moody gait” to years of classical ballet training. Here, Paco Rabanne fall 2012.
Kristen McMenamy: Of her unconventional androgynous walk, McMenamy, here Calvin Klein fall 2010, once said, “With every step I take down the runway, I’m thinking, ‘F–k you, f–k you and f–k you!'”
Kirsty Hume: Hume’s signature walk was strong, leggy and not unlike a Clydesdale. Here, Marc Jacobs spring 2004.
Linda Evangelista: Her long-strided strut exuded the confidence that made her famous, sometimes infamous (queue that $10,000 quote). Here, Jil Sander fall 1992.
Nadja Auermann: At 44 inches long, Auermann’s gams held the 1999 Guinness Book of World Records title for World’s Longest Legs. It’s no wonder she appeared to glide down the runway. Here, Anna Sui spring 1995.
Sasha Pivovarova: Heavy hip swaying and an unwavering pout sets Pivovarova’s dizzying bounce apart from the rest. Here, Isabel Marant spring 2011.