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Founded in 1969 by artist Andy Warhol, Interview magazine is famous for its bold and iconic covers of celebrities, and they haven't let us down with the September issue.

"The Model Issue" has seven different covers, each featuring a model so iconic they can go by first name only: Kate (Moss), Amber (Valleta), Linda (Evangelista), Naomi (Campbell), Stephanie (Seymour), Christy (Turlington) and Daria (Werbowy).

All of the bold black and white cover images were shot by collaborative Turkish and Welsh fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott - who have shot celebs and models alike - and the pictures prove that these models, mostly in their late 40s, definitely still "have it".

The normally interview-shy Moss, 39, opens up in the issue, saying that the first time she worked as a runway model in Paris - for a John Galliano show - nobody recognised her as a model.

"All the girls were lined up, and I remember [makeup artist] Stephane Marais said to me, 'Are you in the show?' I said, 'Yeah.' . . . He's like, 'Oh my god, get her done quick.' [laughs] I was just sitting there all day. I'd been there since, like, 10 in the morning. They just didn't take me for a model."

Evangelista, 48, reveals that she was almost put off modelling at 16 because of a sleazy scam:

"I was chosen by a Japanese agency to go over to Japan for the summer to work. It was a catastrophe. They wanted me to take my clothes off and shoot me naked. It was a nightmare and I panicked and basically the Canadian Embassy helped me out. I was there about two days and went home, saying, 'I don't want anything to do with this ever again'."

Gorgeous mum-of-four, Seymour, 45, who began modelling at 14, says she wishes fewer actors would take all the big modelling campaigns:

"I would like to see fewer actors modelling ... Nowadays, if you want to be a model, then you should probably become an actor. That's the only way to get hired to do the great advertising campaigns that are really interesting or the magazine covers, and it's hard to build a name for yourself as a model without those things."

Turlington, 44, says she had to "think seriously" about her recent CK underwear campaign. "I wasn't sure I wanted to be photographed in my underwear now that I'm a mother,' she admitted. 'But I knew the images would be tasteful and I liked the idea of continuing a relationship with a brand that I grew up with."

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While Campbell, 43, reveals how much the late Gianni Versace still means to her: "Every 15th of July, no matter where I am in the world, I always go to church and light a candle."

- Stuff

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