Just like there are a handful of supermodels whose names will be remembered for generations to come, the same is true for certain fashion photographers. Back in the ’90s, some of the most sought-after photographers were Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, and of course, Mario Testino.
So when “Vanity Fair” magazine called Seymour to be part of a photoshoot helmed by Testino himself, she was over the moon. The shoot was about an exclusive feature titled “A League of Their Own”, which focused on a handful of supermodels that were making history. The group was comprised of Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer.
Seymour often recalls how her sons Harry and Peter Jr. were interested in fashion from a very early age. “It was the cutest thing when they were in elementary school,” said Seymour, explaining how they always wanted to choose her outfits for the parent-teacher conferences.
“One time, Harry picked out a baby-blue vintage Dior dress, and I said I can’t wear that to school, to which he immediately replied, “But why not?””, remembers Seymour. The model also revealed that her eldest son, Dylan, named his firstborn son after his late brother, Harry. His memory will undoubtedly live forever in the family's heart.
Slowly but Surely
After a year in hiding, Stephanie slowly started to contact her old friends in the fashion industry and book odd jobs. As the months went by, she picked up the pace, returning to magazine cover photoshoots, running her lingerie company Raven & Sparrow, launching a new swimsuit collection, and dedicating time to her family.
Although she steered clear of the runways, her career was blossoming again, as she now cemented herself and her legacy as one of the greatest supermodels of the 20th century. At 55 years of age, Seymour was still stunning, as was obvious from her “Vanity Fair” magazine cover of September 2023.
The Acclaimed Vanity Fair Fashion Issue
The prestigious, high-end fashion magazine “Vanity Fair” released an exclusive fashion issue in September of 2023, and its cover was spectacular. Seymour was featured in one of the issues as a stand-alone cover in a stunning sheer black dress and also appeared on one of the inside pages wearing black lingerie, a large bib necklace covered in gemstones, and opera gloves stamped with the year “1990.”
For the magazine’s main cover, Seymour posed alongside her colleagues, some of the world’s most legendary supermodels, including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Twiggy, Lauren Hutton, Iman, Paulina Porizkova, and many others.
Awards and Accolades
It’s only logical that a woman with such an impressive trajectory and career legacy be the recipient of numerous accolades and awards. Among the most notable, Seymour was ranked 91 in the American “For Him" magazine in a list of the 100 Sexiest Women of 2000.
The brunette California native was ranked 61 on the "Gents" magazine list of 100 stars of the century. “People" magazine then chose her among their list of 50 most beautiful people in the World. Additionally, apart from modeling for the world’s most prestigious high-couture brands, Seymour became the global spokesmodel for luxury cosmetics company Estee Lauder.