THERE’S A REFERENCE IN MODELING THAT CAPTURES A CERTAIN ERA: “B.C.,” AS IN “BEFORE CINDY.” CINDY CRAWFORD ENTREPRENEURIAL SUPERMODEL TALKS TO OCEAN BLUE ABOUT WORKING WITH ICONS, BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING AND AGING NOT JUST GRACEFULLY BUT SPECTACULARLY.

 

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The all-American face with her iconic beauty mark has been in every major publication including Vogue, W, Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Allure and appeared on over a thousand magazine covers worldwide. She has graced the prestigious designer runways and been featured by virtually every top fashion designer including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Calvin Klein.

She consistently ranks in the upper echelon on the World’s Sexiest People lists. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet ignited the fashion world when she appeared on the cover of Vogue at the tender age of 21, with her killer figure, signature birthmark, and otherworldly appeal. Crawford was a brand- savvy bombshell. Men wanted to be with her, women wanted to be her – or at least have a body like hers.

More than 25 years later, the entrepreneurial supermodel talks to Ocean Blue about working with icons, breaking the glass ceiling and aging not just gracefully but spectacularly.

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The all-American face with her iconic beauty mark has been in every major publication including Vogue, W, Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Allure and appeared on over a thousand magazine covers worldwide. She has graced the prestigious designer runways and been featured by virtually every top fashion designer including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Calvin Klein. She consistently ranks in the upper echelon on the World’s Sexiest People lists. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet.

The Illinois native’s achievements can be credited to her consistent professionalism and keen business savvy. Omega, Revlon and Pepsi offered long-term contracts recognizing that these attributes united with Crawford’s timeless beauty were a solid investment.

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“I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom…”

Crawford is a devoted mother to her two children and continues to endorse a variety of entrepreneurial and charitable projects. In 2005, she created a line of beauty products with Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty. She plans on continuing to develop her home accessory and furniture businesses as well as expanding her product range in the beauty industry.

“If I had to label my supermodel moment, I would say it was that Versace show when Naomi, Linda, Christy, and I all came out together. We had just done the George Michael video for “Freedom,” and George was in the front row, and we came out skipping and holding hands. It felt like the stars had aligned.”

Cindy Crawford first came to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula twenty- five years ago for a fashion photo shoot and is now a part-time resident. Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber teamed with longtime friend and business partner George Clooney to build stunning side-by-side oceanfront retreats where family and friends come together for holidays. The name of this compound, ‘Casamigos’ or House of Friends, says it all. It is also the brand name of Gerber’s and Clooney’s collective venture in award-winning premium Tequilas.

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“Cindy changed the perception of the ‘sexy American girl’ from classic blue eyed blonde to a more sultry brunette with brains, charm, and professionalism to spare…”

Michael Kors

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