now and then

take a trip down memory lane with our favorite nylon stars.

photographed by paul jasmin
Ever since the very first issue of NYLON hit stands in April of 1999--featuring none other than an ingenue named Liv Tyler--it's been clear that discovering what's next is ingrained in the magazine's DNA.

Sure, we've come a long way in the past 15 years, but we still haven't stop searching for that special rush that comes from searching for the next big thing. Not to mention, having bragging rights for totally calling it when everyone else becomes obsessed.

So considering this month marks our 15th anniversary issue, there's really no better time than now to dig through the archives to see which up-and-comers we featured way back then. Turns out, there's a lot

Click through the gallery here for some of our favorites, including a babyfaced Ashton Kutcher and a slew of then-unknown models, below! Oh, and stay tuned...because knowing us, there's lots more to come in the next 15 years.