our favourite girls from when they were young

Girls, girls, girls I just can’t say no! From Courtney Love to Liv Tyler, Madonna to Rihanna, i-D knew they were gonna be stars before even they did. For Girl Week, we look back at some of our fave gals' first shoots in i-D. You saw them here first!

by Felicity Kinsella
Sep 24 2014, 3:45pm

Drew Barrymore, Photography Ellen Von Unwerth

kate moss

"I don't know if I'm a sex symbol, I don't think I am. I dunno! It's cute that teenage boys want to put pictures on their walls. I don't get chatted up so much anymore, I'm sure I'm intimidating now. I used to get chatted up a lot more." In The Smart Issue, No. 123, December 1993, the same year Kate Moss's Calvin Klein ads with teen dream Marky Mark, were in magazines, she was also on our cover, age 19, all moody black eyeliner and pouty lips - the supermodel success story of 1993!

Photography Corinne Day

mel and sue

"There's no method to what we do, it just stems from having a fucking good laugh together," claim everyone's favourite comdey duo in The New Faces Issue, No. 137, February 1995, when they were indeed new faces, touring the nations less salubrious venues with their Kittens Go Grrr show. "Truly scraping the arts centre barrel," they reckon. And now look where they are! Gracing our screens with their wit and innuendos ("soggy bottom," and "keep an eye on your jugs," being some of our favourite food/sex comparisons) on The Great British Bake-Off. On your marks, get set, bake!

drew barrymore

Age 6, Drew Barrymore charmed the world with her portrayal of Gertie in what was at the time, the most successful movie in history - ET. She's the child star success story who was exposed to alcohol aged nine, marijuana age ten, cocaine age twelve and a suicide attempt age 14, she peered over the edge but made it back and came out on top, stronger than ever, as everyone's favourite Hollywood pin-up. And here she is, age 19 and glam as ever, pre-Batman, in The Pin-Up Issue, No. 138, March 1995. Twit-twoo!

Photography Ellen Von Unwerth
Styling Joe McKenna

devon aoki

Devon Aoki, the muse, the dream, the GODDESS. With the face of an angel, she's Karl Lagerfeld's bride, Jeremy Scott's mermaid and Sin City's deadly mute assassin. Here she is all baby-innocence, pigtails and pillows, age 14 in The Next Issue, No. 168, September 1997.

Photography Ellen Von Unwerth
Styling Edward Enninful

lil' kim

"And suddenly along come Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown, like a couple of the booty shaking 'honeyz' from a hip hop video who'd quit their traditional poolside subordinate position and stepped up to the mic, taking centre stage. Grinding their peachy butts, heaving their inflated cleavages, beckoning with their talon-like nails, pouting with their glossed lips and rapping as well." This description was taken from The Next Issue, No. 168, September 1997. Need we say more?

Photography Terry Richardson
Styling Robin Raskin


Text Felicity Kinsella
Main image Ellen Von Unwerth

Lil' Kim
Drew Barrymore
Terry Richardson
felicity kinsella
devon aoki
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meg and sue