Touting the new issue of Vogue on the Today show this morning, Ann Curry let promotional zeal get the better of historical fact. The mag’s cover, a Stephen Meisel photograph of what Vogue says are the world’s next top models (take that, Tyra Banks!), features ten barely-known faces (Doutzen, Coco, Chanel, Hilary, Agyness) in what appears to be an attempt to reassert the primacy of mannequins after a decade of fashion magazine covers dominated by actresses. Interviewing a Vogue editor, Curry referred to the magazine’s last model-roundup cover, Patrick Demarchelier‘s “Ten Supermodels of 1992” (which appears on page 150 of my book Model), featuring the likes of Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer. “They were really not as discovered as they became,” Curry pronounced. In fact, as Model makes clear, the Supermodel Moment was already at its apogee when that 1992 cover (itself inspired by Ormond Gigli’s “Thirty-two Ford Models” of the Sixties) appeared. But hey, never let the facts get in the way of a good product plug!