Reunited: Supermodels Claudia, Naomi and Cindy

Supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell have been reunited in an ad campaign for the latest collection for French fashion house Balmain.

The models have been captured in black-and-white images by photographer Steven Klein for the spring summer 2016 campaign.

Crawford, Campbell and Schiffer, who are now in their mid-to-late forties, are seen as the "original supers" and were fashion icons of the 1990s.

Now, Balmain's creative director, Olivier Rousteing, has harnessed their star power to the rapidly expanding fashion label. Speaking to Vogue, 30-year-old Rousteing said that the models inspired him from an early age and the latest collection.

Steven Klein | Balmain

"This campaign is about what makes me love fashion, and these three women are exactly that. These three women are what made me love fashion yesterday, make me love fashion today, and are going to make me love fashion in the future," he told the magazine in an interview published on Thursday.

He said their experience in the industry was evident during the photo shoot. "You realize working with them, it's another way than working with the models of today. They know so much about themselves. Their career is so strong. They know their bodies so well. They move at the same time that the camera is moving. Steven also knows them so well, so it was such a good synergy."

Steven Klein | Balmain

The shoot also allowed the models, who have worked together for decades, to catch up, Vogue said, quoting Claudia Schiffer:

"I loved seeing Cindy and Naomi again. Every time it's like I'm continuing a conversation from the day before. We have experienced some amazing times together. Cindy and I talked about family life as we had our hair and makeup done, and Naomi, who still has the best body in the business, made us laugh," recalled Schiffer.

Crawford added that she couldn't wait to see the pics and that they would "probably give me a little more fashion credibility with my daughter!"

You can read the Vogue article here.

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