With one single season or, these days, a solid social-media presence, a model's career trajectory can skyrocket from brightest breakout to supermodel status. First comes the exclusive runway slot, then comes an ad campaign, a magazine cover and sometimes after that, there's a fashion collaboration, clothing line or even a movie role.
But we want to take a moment to remember the simpler times, when a fresh-faced Cara Delevingne debuted at a Burberry Prorsum show, or when Naomi Campbell turned heads when she graced the catwalk back in the '80s. With a ton of research (and loads of nostalgic browsing through Getty Images), we compiled the very first and earliest runway shows of every model we know and love.
But if we happen to miss someone that you were hoping to see, let us know in the comments section. We'll try our best to keep on adding to our mega-throwback slideshow.
Click through the gallery below for a trip down model memory lane.