Cindy Crawford celebrates 100 years of British Vogue
Cindy Crawford names her 1990 British Vogue cover as her “big supermodel moment”.
The 50-year-old beauty was one of the original supermodels, joining the likes of Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista to dominate the world of fashion.
To celebrate 100 years of British Vogue, Cindy spoke to the fashion glossy about the memorable shoot.
“When people ask me what was my big supermodel moment, I always refer to this Vogue cover and that autumn/ winter 1991 Versace show, when we sang George Michael’s Freedom as we strode down the catwalk,” she smiled. “But the Versace show wouldn’t have happened if we hadn’t done George Michael’s video, and George Michael would have chosen actresses to star in his video if he had not seen the Vogue cover. So it all comes back to it. At the time I had no idea it was going to be so legendary.”
The black and white cover also featured Naomi, Linda, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz. It was shot by Peter Lindbergh, who was asked by late Vogue editor Liz Tilberis to photograph the new woman of the ‘90s. Peter replied he couldn’t do that with just one woman.
“The idea of beauty had broadened; it could not be summed up with either a blonde, blue eye girl or a sexy brunette, he told her. There was change in the air and Peter and Liz picked up on that,” Cindy recalled.
“We weren't photographed with a ton of hair and make-up; we were quite undone. Coming out of the ‘80s, which was all big hair and boobs pushed up, it felt refreshing and new. And I loved the styling; those Giorgio di Sant'Angelo bodysuits with our Levi’s.”