What they were saying went something like this: "She's still one of the 'supers'."
This week the 39-year-old's fellow Londoner Kate Moss seized her chance to show that her reputation as the face of the Nineties hasn't evaporated either.
The Croydon covergirl stole the show at Paris Fashion Week, in a selection of fabulous ensembles.
A leather belted number that fit like a second skin probably had scores of thirtysomething women wishing they still had the figure to carry it off.
Worn for Miu Miu's presentation, the sexy dress more or less overshadowed the catwalk proceedings.
At Yves Saint Laurent the 35-year-old underlined her star status in an oversized furry coat, on-trend black leggings and ankle boots.
But her look for a night out in the City of Light was perhaps her most chic.
Kate was on stunning form as she floated along in an ethereal white dress, teamed with skyscraper YSL heels.