The Fall of the Supermodel

They ruled for a decade, but now the Super Six are giving glamour away to actresses and gangly teens

Within the next minute, in some small town, a clueless 14-year-old will slip white shoes onto her black-stockinged legs, and no one will stop her. No leonine six-footer will swoop down from the sky to grab the pumps from her pudgy little feet and rescue her from fashion disaster. No, the skies are empty today. Because the supermodel is dead.

She's missing from most fashion-magazine covers, replaced by movie starlets. She's all but gone from top advertising campaigns, beaten out by anonymous, awkward-looking teenagers. She has virtually disappeared from runways, her asking price too dear. Even rock stars don't seem eager...

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