Cindy Crawford shares epic celebrity photo from 2003

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, whic…

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.

The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, which stands for Woman Crush Wednesday.

Actresses Aniston, Union, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Deidre Hall, Allison Janney, Fran Drescher, models Amber Valletta, Rachel Hunter, and TV host Nancy O’Dell all feature in the picture taken in 2003.

And eagle-eyed fans even spotted the late Carrie Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd in the 16-person photo, which fans of Cindy said was the best celebrity group photo since Ellen DeGeneres’s record-breaking Oscars selfie in 2014.

“That’s a lot of girl power in one photo. #WCW,” the 53-year-old model wrote in the caption.

While followers speculated about the exact event the women were at – with one even suggesting it was Hunter’s wedding to Rod Stewart in 1990 as the model is wearing a white strapless dress – it was, in fact, a charity fashion show which raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to editors at People.com.

The women walked the catwalk as attendees placed bids on luxury items including five-star trips to Paris, Greece, and New York.

“OMGGGGGG!! That felt like 5 min ago!!!” Union commented on the snap, while So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley wrote: “Good lord! Now that’s a gang!”

Since the photo was taken, beloved Star Wars icon Fisher has passed away. She died following a stroke in December 2016.

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Cindy Crawford reflects on ‘big shift’ digital cameras caused in fashion world

Cindy Crawford has reflected on the impact digital cameras have had on the modelling industry.The supermodel started working in 1986 and quickly began starring in campaigns alongside fellow stars including Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Sc…

Cindy Crawford has reflected on the impact digital cameras have had on the modelling industry.

The supermodel started working in 1986 and quickly began starring in campaigns alongside fellow stars including Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss.

Over the course of her career, Crawford has posed for many photographers, including the late Richard Avedon and Herb Ritts, but in an interview held as part of Vogue’s recent Forces of Fashion conference, she pondered whether the use of digital cameras means that there is less spontaneity on set when compared to traditional film.

“What I’ve noticed is sometimes (photographers are) like, ‘OK, we got it.’ Because they see it big (on a screen),” she commented. “Sometimes that next thing that was gonna happen was like the unplanned thing. Or sometimes, for instance, you’re modelling and you’ll do something that looks bad but the next thing was gonna look good but they’ll stop you at the bad… we used to be like, ‘O.K. now we’ve got it, let’s just do two rolls for the heck of it and throw it away,’ and that might be where the magic is.”

Crawford went on to recall how strange it was when photographers such as Michael Thompson first began using digital cameras, as there was less focus on what the model was doing.

“When you were shooting with film and there was no monitor, all the attention was on the set, on the model. So, there was an aspect that you were performing in front of the hair(stylists), the make-up (artists), the stylist. Everyone’s eyes were on you, and when you’re receiving that (attention), you put it on, you perform,” the 53-year-old remembered. “All of a sudden, everyone was hovered around the monitor, and I’d be standing on set like, ‘Guys, I’m over here, I feel alone.’ That was a big shift for me.”

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Donatella Versace: ‘Comparisons to Gianni nearly destroyed me’

Donatella Versace struggled with comparisons to her late brother Gianni Versace when she took over his fashion house.The Italian designer was forced to succeed her sibling as chief creative director at the brand following Gianni’s tragic murder at the …

Donatella Versace struggled with comparisons to her late brother Gianni Versace when she took over his fashion house.

The Italian designer was forced to succeed her sibling as chief creative director at the brand following Gianni’s tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997.

Donatella staged her first haute couture show for Versace in Paris one year after Gianni’s death, and in a conversation with Anna Wintour as part of the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, she recalled how difficult the time was for her.

“To be compared to Gianni was not only tough, it destroyed me,” she stated. “Because Gianni was the king, Gianni was Gianni. He’d create something incredible. If you go through his archive, you always learn. Everybody learns, not only me…. I thought I was going to fail. The whole world was (wondering), ‘Is she going to fail?’ But I don’t know how, this strength came to me… (I thought), ‘I need to keep going, even if I suffer.'”

Donatella has continued to oversee the company, and in September 2017, honoured her brother by having his favourite ’90s supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Carla Bruni – walk the runway.

As for the future of the brand, the fashion icon is hoping to continue mentoring rising talent and finding new ways to embrace sustainability.

“I mean I’ve embraced a lot of young designers, even for the Versus line, when we’re still doing Versus, but the world is now full of young talent,” the 64-year-old commented. “We are interested in sustainability, which is a big issue, and we all should look to make this world better and less dirty… We do little steps, little by little, but we’re going to get there.”

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Naomi Campbell used to feel like ‘token black model’ in fashion shows

Naomi Campbell used to feel like the “token black model” when she walked the runway.The 49-year-old discussed diversity in fashion during an interview at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech Live event and opened up about feeling uncomfortable in the ear…

Naomi Campbell used to feel like the “token black model” when she walked the runway.

The 49-year-old discussed diversity in fashion during an interview at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech Live event and opened up about feeling uncomfortable in the early days of her modelling career.

She candidly shared the examples of tokenism that she experienced, and while she didn’t name any specific brands, Naomi insisted that the problem was far-reaching when she was walking the runways back in the 1990s alongside fellow models such as Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen.

“I know what it’s like to be the token and it wasn’t a good feeling to have to always be the only black model in a show of 70 girls. It was uncomfortable. I didn’t like it,” she explained.

“I don’t want to say names of brands because I’m not going to call people out… I have to believe that everybody is coming from a good place. We’ll discover, as we go along – we will know who is doing it for the token and who is doing it for real.”

She also denied that she didn’t want any other black models walking the runways with her during her heyday, by saying: “Well that’s not true. I did.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she discussed how she now wants to see more representation behind-the-scenes at big fashion houses and wants brands to employ more people of colour.

“You’ve seen all shapes, sizes, colours, different hair types on the runway – we’re still in that,” Naomi said. “But now, it needs to go deeper than that. We need to see within the actual companies, in the offices, are you going to give the diverse staff a seat at the table to advise and be part of the projects that you do?”

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Kaia Gerber can’t always tell herself apart from Cindy Crawford in photos

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, h…

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.

The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, has walked the runway for the likes of Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel, Versace, and Fendi.

But despite Kaia having a strong resemblance to her famous mum, in a new interview for U.S. Vogue magazine, the rising star insisted that she has only recently noticed their similarities.

“From day one, people in the industry were often taken aback by my resemblance to my mom,” the 18-year-old commented. “As I get older, it happens even more, and it’s not just a visual thing: It’s everything from our mannerisms to our voices. It used to be that I didn’t see it at all, but now I will look at a picture and have to take a moment before realising which one of us it is. But the biggest compliment is when someone says I act like my mom.”

But if fans are having trouble telling Kaia and Cindy apart, the model noted that there is one very easy way to distinguish between the brunette beauties.

“A quick tip: My mom’s the one with the mole,” she smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Kaia spoke about her decision to enter the fashion world, the impact the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have had on the industry, as well as the way in which social media gives models power.

“We used to see (models as) a kind of fantasy that was a bit removed from the real world. And while that magic is dimmed a little now, I believe it’s for the better,” Kaia mused. “I think it’s cool that we get to see everyone looking like themselves – for a young girl to realise, ‘OK, they don’t always look like that.'”

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Cindy Crawford was pressured into posing nude by photographer

Cindy Crawford regrets once allowing a photographer pressure her into posing nude.The supermodel made the startling confession during a joint interview with her daughter Kaia Gerber at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference on Thursday, as the pair began…

Cindy Crawford regrets once allowing a photographer pressure her into posing nude.

The supermodel made the startling confession during a joint interview with her daughter Kaia Gerber at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference on Thursday, as the pair began to discuss how the #MeToo movement has affected the fashion industry.

While the 53-year-old has willingly posed nude for the likes of late photography icons Herb Ritts and Helmut Newton, she shared one incident in which she was put under pressure to go nude during the shoot.

“I’ve done a tonne of nudes throughout my career, but I never ever felt bad about (it) except for one time. And it was because it wasn’t supposed to be a nude and I kind of felt like a little pressured into it,” Cindy explained.

She gave no further details about the photographer, or when the distressing incident took place, but insisted it didn’t happen when she was under the age of 18.

“I, even as a woman of 53, want to feel respected and protected in any work environment I’m in. But that one time with that guy, it just felt not right. Those are the only ones I regret. They actually are not even full nudes; they were from the back, sort of. But I didn’t vote myself in,” she continued. “Sometimes they don’t like when you say no, but now I think models feel more empowered to say ‘no’.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kaia opened up about the challenges she faces as the daughter of one of the world’s most famous women.

“I came from an already known family so it was easy for people to have preconceived ideas about me,” the 18-year-old reflected. “The biggest struggle was proving people wrong. I almost had to go backwards before I went forward.”

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Lila Moss offers mum Kate Moss make-up tips

Lila Moss has taught her supermodel mother Kate Moss how to use highlighter.The 17-year-old, who is the daughter of the fashion icon and media mogul Jefferson Hack, landed her first gig as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty last year, and her career has go…

Lila Moss has taught her supermodel mother Kate Moss how to use highlighter.

The 17-year-old, who is the daughter of the fashion icon and media mogul Jefferson Hack, landed her first gig as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty last year, and her career has gone from strength to strength ever since.

And while Lila has learned a lot from her mother, she confessed in a new interview with InStyle that the 45-year-old needs her help when it comes to make-up.

“I’ve taught her how apply highlighter in the right places. Once, I noticed she did it completely wrong, so I had to correct it,” she told the publication. “(But) she’s shown me the best way to curl my eyelashes. She’s always used an eyelash curler, and I used to be so scared to do it.

“Start right at the bottom rather than in the middle so that the whole lash gets curled.”

The teen was on the receiving end of some wise words from her mum when she began shooting the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign too.

“Before shooting my first campaign, she told me, ‘Listen and do what they tell you to do.’ It was intimidating, but it was amazing to know that I could trust Marc and the creative team. But I think the best lesson she has taught me is to, ‘Work hard, be polite to everyone I meet, and to always make sure you’re comfortable with whatever you’re doing,'” the rising star shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Lila discussed how she and fellow model Kaia Gerber, who is the 18-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford, have had to work hard to make sure they have successful careers purely because of talent, and not a famous surname.

“Girls like Kaia Gerber, or Gigi and Bella Hadid are great examples. They are inspired by their mum’s legacies but have shown that they each have different and separate paths from their parents,” she added.

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Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford attend Peter Lindbergh’s funeral

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday. The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlie…

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlier this month at the age of 74, and fashion stars flooded social media with tributes to him.

Lindbergh’s funeral was held at the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France on Tuesday, during Paris Fashion Week, and many stars of the fashion and movie industry turned out to pay their respects and celebrate his life.

Other guests included Eva Herzigova, Lara Stone, Kaia Gerber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful and actors Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Isabelle Huppert, and Milla Jovovich.

Taking to Instagram after the service, British model Elson wrote, “Today we gathered at St Sulpice to say farewell to our beloved Peter Lindbergh. The fashion community wept alongside Peter’s family and friends and we remembered all that made Peter so undeniably luminous and with that we realised through his memory that flame will never be dimmed nor the human and profound impact he had upon us all large or small. He lived his life with purpose and joy and today reminded me to do the same. With the angels from now on. Rest in Peace.”

In the comments, Oscar-winning actress Moore called the service “beautiful” and wrote that she was “lucky” to have known him. She later posted a picture of Lindbergh on her own Instagram page and wrote, “@realpeterlindbergh had a giant life – full of artistry and full of love. His impact was manifest in his creative output but most importantly in his beautiful family and many, many friends. Rest in Peace.”

Meanwhile, Wintour called Tuesday a “sad day for the fashion world” and Enninful wrote, “Today we said goodbye to Peter Lindbergh, @therealpeterlindbergh a man dearly loved and respected by us all.”

One of Lindbergh’s last works was shooting the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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Naomi Campbell closes Saint Laurent spring 2020 show

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night. The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Sal…

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night.

The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Salma Hayek, Rami Malek, Andie MacDowell, and Ezra Miller, as she closed creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s latest presentation.

She strutted down the long runway in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a black sequinned blazer jacket and matching trousers – a nod to the French fashion house’s famous Le Smoking suit – and black pointed ankle strap pumps with gold tips.

The 49-year-old shared footage of herself walking in the shimmering suit and wrote on Instagram, “Closing @ysl Spring Summer 2020 tonight was an honour! Thank you @anthonyvaccarello & @pg_dmcasting.”

Naomi had hinted at her appearance earlier in the day by sharing throwback footage of herself walking the YSL runway for the Couture Spring 2002 show and another snap of herself on the runway with Yves Saint Laurent himself.

“Mr. Yves Saint Laurent, you believed in me and stood by my side when I needed it most! Grateful for you and for all the memories we’ve made together over the years. Kind-hearted, creative genius and fashion visionary! We miss you dearly,” she wrote in the caption.

The show marked Naomi’s first appearance for a fashion house for spring/summer 2020. Earlier this month, she walked the runway for her annual charity event, Fashion for Relief, during London Fashion Week.

For his spring/summer 2020 collection, Vaccarello channelled rocker chic, festival style, and bohemian looks, with the collection featuring gold paisley embroidered dresses, chiffon blouses, and peasant-style smocks.

The models, which included Kaia Gerber and Stella Tennant, also donned micro shorts, cut-off jeans, waistcoats, cowboy boots, and tuxedo ensembles.

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Cindy Crawford felt ’empowered’ by fashion during early modelling days

Cindy Crawford felt “empowered” by fashion when she first began modelling.The supermodel began her career in 1986 and quickly began starring alongside fellow newbies including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and…

Cindy Crawford felt “empowered” by fashion when she first began modelling.

The supermodel began her career in 1986 and quickly began starring alongside fellow newbies including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss. Now, Cindy has revealed that she was a little overwhelmed with their fast rise to fame.

“Before Christy, Linda, Naomi, Claudia, Kate and I, models weren’t well known,” she told Vogue.com. “It was almost like we were a new boy band – we were all different, but we looked good together.”

Cindy recalled her days walking the runways for the likes of Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, and Valentino, and confessed that she felt strong and powerful by fashion in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

“Fashion was all about glamazonian shoulder pads, high heels and strong women,” the 53-year-old shared. “We didn’t look like victims, we looked empowered. I really think that we felt that way, too.”

While Cindy admitted that she hated walking the runway, she enjoyed being backstage at fashion shows, and missed the friendships she had created with her fellow supermodels.

“It was like a slumber party,” she smiled. “We were all tired and a little bit punchy, but real friendships were formed.”

The businesswoman has been thrust back into the modelling world thanks to her daughter, Kaia Gerber, and son Presley Gerber, and she described how she thinks the industry has changed due to social media.

“I feel I’m most known for giving birth to Kaia now,” the brunette beauty joked. “I come from a world where you shoot 100 photos and pick the very best one to show to everyone. Now images are put out more quickly, they are not as curated. I think that’s interesting, but I’m still trying to figure out how I want it to work for my brand.”

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