“Legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it.”
Before Rebecca Romijn joined Dr. X’s school for mutants, she was a young supermodel dominating the runways. Given her supermodel past, one might think she’d be full of advice for young up and coming models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, but it turns out, she doesn’t even consider them in her league.
When asked how she felt about models who are often more popular on social media than they are in the actual fashion world, Romijn admitted to Entertainment Tonight, “No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating.”
Romijn went on to insist that she’s not the only person who feels that way, and went far enough to say Jenner and Gigi aren’t “true supermodels.” “I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels.”
The former supermodel continued to vent her frustrations, expressing her disappointment with Vogue for following the trends, instead of setting them. “And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards.”
Even though Romijn isn’t a fan of KenGi, she isn’t completely disheartened by the fashion world, in fact, she’s a huge fan of Ashley Graham. “Ashley Graham is one of the most beautiful women I have ever laid eyes on,” she said. “She is incredibly healthy and I think it’s fantastic that SI is opening up our standards of beauty to include somebody that a lot more people in our country can relate to.”