Shalom Harlow was born to stand out. Armed with an exuberant presence and a fierce walk, the ‘90s supermodel, or “anti-supermodel”, as she was once dubbed, has challenged traditional beauty norms on the runway since she was 15, her sharp distinctive features now synonymous with the golden era of fashion. Shalom’s name was destined to go down in fashion history when she took the stage at Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1999 show. Standing on a rotating plate, she spontaneously improvised her movements as industrial robots spray-painted her dress, bringing McQueen himself to tears with her fluid yet electric performance. Nearly 20 years later, she brought the same dramatic flair on the set of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign, where she groovily stomped to the music in a printed bell-bottom bodysuit. Oh, and she went viral while she was at it too.

Needless to say, Shalom is unapologetically bold. At the 2009 Met Gala, she turned heads in a sweeping black vintage Bob Mackie cape and a glittering Nina Ricci catsuit accessorised with glamorous diamonds. While attendees were traditionally invited to the event by fashion houses, Shalom, alongside fellow model Amber Valletta and more, bought a table at the event so they could dress to present their most authentic selves — a sentiment that defines Shalom’s style to this day. From her sparkling micro-mini at the 1996 VH1 fashion awards to the sheer dresses and metallic tops she’s been spotted in lately, Shalom’s fashion evolution only reaffirms that she knows how to leave an impression with graceful defiance. But what can we say? She is a super after all.