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First Look: Antidote’s Icons

May 3rd, 2012 Posted by Janelle comments (47)

Who are the modern modeling icons? Tough question, but Antidote Magazine offers their take on iconic women with 8 new covers featuring models from different generations who have made a fashion impact. Shot by Jan Welters, with creative direction by Yann Weber, the images are elegant and evocative, as is Welter’s corresponding video. Who doesn’t love a great shot of a beautiful girl in a white gown?

The cast selection is sure to stir up a fair amount of debate; no one can argue that Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova and Malgosia Bela aren’t iconic, but do you think relative newcomers Saskia de Brauw and Lindsey Wixson are worthy of the title? We already know some people are lobbying for Natasha Poly on the icons list, but how do you feel about the inclusion of the stunning Bianca Balti & Aymeline Valade?

Naomi Campbell

Bianca Balti

Lindsey Wixson

Eva Herzigova

Saskia de Brauw

Natasha Poly

Malgosia Bela

Aymeline Valade

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47 Comments

  1. Luca says:

    NATASHA IS A FASHION ICON

  2. stradivarius says:

    everyone YES
    aymeline NO

    need translation of her appeal…its kinda lost in the dictionary…too arrogant too pushy… where is the natural evolution?

  3. stradivarius says:

    ps EVA looks divine!!! Naomi LOVEEEEEEE

  4. Anna says:

    smdh. the word icon is seriously over used. The only ones I see here are Naomi and Eva.

  5. MARCOS says:

    EU GOSTARIA MUITO MARAVILHOSO Antidote Magazine..EU AMEI COM A NAOMI CAMPELL

  6. dreamsoflenny says:

    They all look fab but Naomi, Natasha and surprisingly Saskia take the cake for me. I’m loving Saskia’s work more and more each time I see her.

  7. MARCOS says:

    eu gostaria muito Antidote Magazine..

    eu amei com a naomi campell

  8. PeterModelObsessed says:

    Who is Aymeline?

    I love Natasha Poly and Lindsay Wixson. Modern Icon and Muse.

  9. GP says:

    Argreed with Anna. Everyone can be icon now??

  10. Voyeurism Sucks says:

    Horrible cast; Naomi is a sexy feline, love Natasha and Eva, Lindsey is getting there but the rest do not deserve icon status.

  11. C. says:

    I agree for all of those girls, except for Lindsey.

    Aymeline is really gorgeous and Eva more than stunning!

  12. Ronior says:

    Natasha is an icon! these new girls aren’t icons, Natasha has been in the business for not less than 10 years but still RELEVANT, can’t these girls do that ?? I don’t think so.

  13. fashionist says:

    Saskia de Brauw, Lindsey Wixson, Bianca Balti & Aymeline Valade, why are they there? ICONS??? puhhleaseee! Give me a break!!!! Whoever made this list doesn’t know how to pick who deserves to be an Icon.

  14. Stupe says:

    Naomi and Eva are the icons. The rest are great but not icons, maybe Natasha.. love Saskia anyway… Lara Stone was obviously busy so that’s why they just called Lindsey in. Right?

  15. PeterModelObsessed says:

    I love Lindsey’s face. So Unique….. So wrong but it’s so right….

  16. Lily says:

    Natasha Poly is an icon. No doubt about it. Any fashion novice can realize of this fact just by looking at the history of her career and all the achievements and luxuries she enjoy now thanks to her so long, rare and successful career. Personally, she’s not one of my favorite models; actually, I really dislike many things about her, but still my personal opinions do not blind me to the fact that Natasha is definitely an icon of modeling of this century. The same goes for Lara, Sasha and Anja. These 4 girls of the current top 5 have shown in recent years, with the high reputation they have earned through their careers and their impressive bodies of work, that they can no longer be referred and compared with this new generation of top models that are starting to become what Natasha, Lara, Sasha and Anja were already more than 5 years ago: successful and established top models that have certain exclusivity in the modeling industry because of their impressive work and professionalism. None of these girls look like they belong to the current top 50 anymore. It is undeniable that a so very talented and promising model like Joan Smalls deserves a high recognition like being current number 2 on the top 50 due to her short but extremely successful career. Even so, it is also undeniable as well that if Joan is number 2, Natasha should be at least on top 15 on the icons list. To compare the history and quality of Natasha Poly’s career with Joan Smalls’s is impossible at this time. The terrible fact that the two of them are on the same level on the top 50 list is completely meaningless and senseless! Freja and Abbey have also been extremely successful in recent years, but still lack of a little bigger level of exclusivity to reach the same level of Lara, Sasha, Natasha and Anja
    On these covers, Aymeline, Lindsay and Saskia represent this new generation of talented girls that spoke about earlier. Yes they’re very successful right now, but they can never be referred to as icons yet. The only girl on these covers who doesn’t have the place she deserves on the list of icons is Natasha. Bianca, on the other hand, is a case similar to Freja and Abbey, successful but not an icon just yet. Changes to do on this lists are pretty obvious for most people, I hope we will soon see a correct reorganization that represent the true realities of these girls in the industry these days.

  17. Mark says:

    Lindsey Wixson is really getting there to be an icon and she takes excellent photographs!

  18. Daniel says:

    Not for me thanks! don´t rate it…

  19. Bob says:

    I think I really should be a casting director! because if I was I would not class Lindsey and Saskia, etc. as “Icons”, it’s thrown around as copiously as “supermodel” these days, when really the only true supermodels are as follows.
    Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangalista, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova and Liya Kebede, Malgosia Bela, Gemma Ward and Lara Stone.

    Girls like Natasha, Freja, Abbey, Anja, Jessica Stam, Caroline Trentini,etc are all wildly successful and undeniably beautiful however they are not yet supermodels.

    Anyway the 8 models I would’ve like to see grace the cover are Daria, Natasha, Abbey, Natalia, Gisele, Kate, Naomi and Liya.

  20. Sam Dauphin says:

    Its a weird combo to me…to many girls from different generations and different settings I agree with lily’s comment on the four girls anja, natasha, sasha, and lara…but naomi is a super legend and lindsey wixon is a top girl but way to soon to be considered iconic…it seems all over the place for me.

    http://swink-modelspot.blogspot.com/

  21. Sam Dauphin says:

    Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova and Liya Kebede, Malgosia Bela, Gemma Ward and Lara Stone are NOT supermodels…successful top models of the fashion industry but but NOT supermodels…theres only the BIG SIX Gisele and a couple of iconic models from 80′s 70′s and 60′s like Twiggy, Elle, Christie Brinkly, etc.

  22. Annie says:

    Icons there are Naomi, Eva and Malgosia
    Natasha should be added to the Icon list soon
    same for Lara Stone.

    but who are these others ??? they are NOT ICONS

  23. saffwan says:

    wooo, isabeli fontana should be in this!!!!

  24. Summer says:

    I agree with almost everything Bob Said, but I do think it’s kind of insulting for Natasha sharing the number 2 spot with someone so very new compared to her like Joan Smalls. Like Lily said, Natasha needs to be moved to the icons. And if she does, at least Lara and Sasha should be moved to the icons list too.

    You guys moved to the list of icons someone like Isabeli too fast, and moved there too late a model who continues to be very effective and owns one of the most brilliant careers like Mariacarla. Please do not let something like this happening again.

  25. stradivarius says:

    Sam Dauphin- u forgot to mention Linda Evangelista! You need to go right back in school… Get a slap on your wrist and learn who is she….

    I love Lindsey Wixson!!!.. A girl who know why she wanna be a model. She will be an icon in couple years. So unique,so smart… She isnt like Kasia or Hanne just for the money…She shines…

    Seriously the icon word doesnt have a meaning anymore…

    I smile since yesterday. Aymeline’s pose is so fake. No real appeal, no energy,no shine. Too pushy… Iam abused by her.

    We need less 6month girls… More quality models on the level, like Linda. Gosh seeing her editorials after all this years<3<3<3 A model who loved being a model…Lindsey will somehow go that level, she share the same story…As well Karlie Kloss…They shine…

  26. Sam Dauphin says:

    Gisele Bundchen is the only Supermodel that was produced during the 2000′s decade…liya, gemma, natalia, natasha are just TOPmodels in the fashion industry but not Supermodels in the mainstream

  27. Marty says:

    I think people that the word “Icon” to seriously. Naomi, Eva and Malgosia
    Natasha ARE Icons in the modeling business. Lindsey may not be an Icon but it we fast forward year or two heard and look at this business she will be. Lindsey and Saski have the ability to just as much as Naomi and Eva will do. Just because Lindsey doesn’t have 10 or 20 Vogue covers doesn’t make her not an Icon. These girls represent themselves to be an Icon one day. It’s all about how they work and control there brand as models.

  28. miguel says:

    Saskia de Brauw?
    Linsey Wixson?
    I don’t like…

  29. modellobello says:

    LOVE THE COVERS REMINDS ME A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE MAGAZINE BUT TOTALLY AMAZING.

    ANYWAYS, EVERYONE HERE GIVES MODELS SUPERMODEL STATUS A BIT WRONGFULLY. NATASHA IS AMAZING AND SUPER TALENTED AND HARD WORKING, HOWEVER, HONESTLY WHAT MAKES HER ICONIC? IS THERE ANYTHING OTHER THAN HER WORK EFFORT AND PRIVILEGED CAMPAIGNS/ EDITORIALS THAT MAKE HER DISTINGUISHABLE FROM OTHER MODELS? IS SHE RECOGNIZABLE BY PEOPLE IN AND OUT OF THE FASHION CIRCLE? I DONT KNOW… THEREFORE, I CANT REALLY SAY THAT SHES AN ICON. LARA STONE ON THE OTHER HAND HAS A LOT OF CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKES HER ICONIC, THE TEETH( THE TREND THAT SHE REKINDLED), THE BODY, AND THE PERSONALITY. AND ALSO SHE IS WIDELY RECOGNIZABLE BY EVEN FASHION OUTSIDERS. SHES A TREND SETTER AND AND TRUE ICON. NATASHA IS GETTING THERE THOUGH SOMETHING BIG HAS TO HAPPEN TO MAKE HER TRULY ICONIC

  30. Donna says:

    Natasha is the new supermodel… but Saskia is far far away. Lindsey could be if she grows into something more by the years.. Aymeline is a great model, one of the best right now, but not an icon.. i dont mind if they want to make a little noise with this, but i would have put Freja all the way.

  31. eek says:

    If Amyline is an icon, so are girls like Michelle Buswell, Daniela von Graas, Valerie Sipp, Lilliane Ferrarezzi, etc.

  32. AJ says:

    placing Joan in the same spot with a MAJOR top MODEL like Natasha is a joke!

    might as well put arizona in the same spot with Lara.

    this list are just getting harder n harder to take siriously.TBH

  33. AJ says:

    Joan sharing the same Spot with a TOP MODEL like Natasha is a joke!

    might as well put Arizona in the same spot with Lara

    TBH sometimes is hard to take this list Seriously.

  34. PeterModelObsessed says:

    I get why they put Lindsey on the icon list. Her Face is really iconic, signaled a look for the new generation.

    I think Linda Evangelista I too busy fighting for that $46 Grand a month Child support case in Court.

    Go Girl, get that Money from Franny!

    Team Linda here!

  35. frankie says:

    Naomie yeah… forever. She’s the only icon here with Eva behind her.

    http://frankie-youje.blogspot.com

  36. Rob says:

    It is shocking that Bianca Balti is not on the Top 50 ranking! She’s done so great lately.

    Natasha and Lara should be moved to Icons (and maybe Anja), Freja should be moved down the list, and Sasha should be removed for the time being she’s she pregnant and not working for 10+ months.

    I think Joan, Karlie, and Arizona are the top girls at the moment.

  37. KM says:

    Sadly, the meaning of “icon” and “legend” has gotten lost through the years. I agree that a few are deserving of the title in this magazine, but the rest are tossed in probably because the magazine couldn’t get the rest of the genuine icons on board. If they had thrown in Veruschka and Linda Evangelista, I would have been on board.

  38. Zem says:

    Mariacarla,Raquel,Isabeli should be here

  39. Luca says:

    Givenchy Ange ou Demon Fragrance is photographed by Inez & Vinoodh, styled by Melanie Ward, hair by Luigi Murenu

  40. Sam Dauphin says:

    stradivarius- uhmmmm maybe you need a knock on your damn head because I said “BIG SIX” thats the six original supermodels which include linda evangalista.
    What are you talking about ???
    http://swink-modelspot.blogspot.com/

  41. Sam Dauphin says:

    And I’ll say it again…natasha is NOT A SUPERMODEL…the last supermodel is gisele….she a Top Model but certaintly not Iconic. She didnt set any trends at all, she was just right for them.

  42. aj says:

    Who the cares if she set a trend or noyt?Last time I check that was not in the “to do list” to b an icon.

    Natalia,daria,Raquel,isabeli,mcb n many didnt set a “trend” so,wtf?

    Natasha deserves a spot on the icon list.
    But I do agree she is not a supermodel.

  43. Nigel S. says:

    Natasha is modeling masterclass.

    Natasha has long transcended beyond “model”. Mama EARNED her prizes!

    She may not be Gisele but a supermodel nonetheless. It goes beyond popularity. It’s the drive, the ambition, love of the craft and the ability to capture something invisible yet so special the way in which she does that classifies her as super.

    For example models like Daria, Raquel, Isabeli, Natasha, Malgosia, Sasha P., Joan (yes, new, but sailing major waves), Anja, Iselin etc. are a specific group of women which create an unparalleled magic. They are not Gisele but they do possess super passion and super capability.

    Anywho – yes, the tried and truest icons here are Naomi and Eva. This video needed more Naomi but alas, she strikes quite the monolothic stature. Queen Mother.

    Ayemeline, Saskia and Lindsay are arguably the future of modeling.

    Ayemeline is High-Victorian divine.
    Saskia, a Post-Romanesque Venus.(Paging Joan of Arc?!)
    Wixson – Elizabethan baby doll.

    And so on and so forth for the rest of the successful cast.

  44. PeterModelObsessed says:

    Is Gisele really an Icon to its true definition?

    I mean Gisele is mega Successful Top Supermodel of the new millennium….. But she doesn’t seemed to be iconic to me.

    Linda, Naomi, Turlington, and Kate are more like true Icons of the modern generation.

  45. dirtyworldofmodeling.com says:

    Whatever

  46. Devorah_Rose says:

    Natasha has the best pose. Lindsey has the best Face.

  47. Yann Weber says:

    As our issue reveals and analyses, the notion of icon is very polemical, complex and sensitive.
    It’s a matter of taste, time and place. Everybody have his/her own icons and we have chosen ours.
    We’re proud of them : they represent past, they represent future, but they represent our present :)
    And don’t worry, they’re plenty of Antidote to come and plenty of icons !

    Yann Weber – Editor in Chief @ Magazine Antidote

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