Today, any model who lands a second job is referred to among the uninformed as a “supermodel.” But for fashion purists, the sobriquet applies to the original quartet: Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford. At the time, they commanded a stratospheric $50,000 for a single runway appearance. Today, that’s a mere blogger’s fee just to show up and tweet a brand promo. Here, WWD caught Turlington and Evangelista doing their super thing at the 1993 CFDA Awards.

This story first appeared in the May 27, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.