While a number of Poland’s fashion models were heading West to follow their dreams, some of the most famous international supermodels were making appearances in Poland’s capital. Naomi Campbell, who even Gianni Versace had to pay exorbitant amounts to get, was among the first such superstars to arrive in Warsaw. She strutted the catwalk at one of Warsaw’s most prestigious venues, the Congress Hall at the Palace of Culture and Science, modelling for the Magnum Maloa brand (designed by Anna Jatczak) and Leo Lazzi (designed by Ewa Jagielska).
Other fashion greats who visited Poland during the ‘90s included Malcolm McLaren (who judged a local fashion competition) and Paco Rabbane (who showed his collection in Warsaw). Their presence was part of an overall rise in international interest in designers and brands from Poland, as the world welcomed the newly-democratic nation and its cultural gems that were hidden away for so long.