Supermodels are highly paid, high profile fashion models. These
(usually female) celebrities appear on top fashion magazine covers, in
catalogues, and in fashion shows.
The first model widely considered to have paved the way for what would become the supermodel was Lisa Fonssagrives. The relationship between her image on over 200 Vogue covers and her name recognition led to the importance of Vogue in shaping future supermodels. Her image appeared on the cover of fashion magazine during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s from Town & Country, Life and Vogue to the original Vanity Fair. Models like Dorian Leigh and Meg Patti have also been dubbed the first supermodels.
Glamour models posing on the red carpet - Hollywood, California, USA 03/09/2008