Widely regarded as having one of the most signature looks with her beauty mark just above her lip, Cindy Crawford makes her appearance this Sunday on the Supermodel Sunday list! At one point in the 90's, Cindy Crawford was the highest paid model on the planet and it isn't too hard to understand why. She had a girl next door look naturally that made her great for commercial work, a body that captivated in whatever she wore, and a glide on runways that made her a must book; Cindy Crawford had it all!
As a descendant of King Charlemagne, seriously, it's to be expected that Cindy Crawford would have at the very least a touch Of greatness bestowed upon her. What started out as a prank by two kids in high school, modeling found Cindy at a fairly early age. By the time she was 17, Elite Modeling Agency had signed Cindy after her runners up position in the Elle Magazine Look of The Year Contest. This however never stopped her from academic excellence. Cindy graduated valedictorian of her school and received academic scholarships to study Chemical Engineering in college.
It was here, during the 80's and 90's that we see Cindy's stardom start to take shape. At this time, she appeared on every magazine you can imagine, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Allure, W, Elle, and the list goes on. A partial count reveals that she was adorned on a staggering 500 different appearances which to this day is a feat becoming more and more out of reach. As with the other legends on her time, Cindy Crawford appeared in Fashion Campaigns for the great houses of the industry, was requested to walk in runway shows for everyone from Versace and Channel to Calvin Klein and Valentino. Along with her high fashion work, there was the infamous Pepsi ad that pushed the company into the faces of millions allowing some critics of the time to say "Cindy Crawford gave Pepsi the people. Before her they were just soda". According to Michael Kors "Cindy changed the perception of the sexy American girl from the blue-eyed blonde to a more sultry, brunette with brains charm and professionalism to spare"
After her modeling career, Cindy launched a beauty line and has a current furniture collection that embodies her sense of style and subtlety. She heads various humanitarian groups and is a major activist in the fight against cancer and the protection of our wildlife. If you're looking for Cindy Crawford these days, it'll be in pure mom mode celebrating the modeling careers of her two children Presley Walker and Kaia Gerber. This NYFW marks a big week because it's Kaia debut on the catwalk! Congratulations!