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Today's Fashion World Might Have Passed Up Cindy

Today's Fashion World Might Have Passed Up Cindy

Standards of beauty might change with time, but I think most of us can agree that Cindy Crawford is a gorgeous woman. Even so, the classic late-'80s/early-'90s supermodel thinks that the 2009 fashion industry would have passed her up. Cindy told German magazine Bunte that her "big breasts, normal thighs, and toned upper arms" are not so desired anymore. She said: "I would not have become a supermodel in 2009. I look too healthy."

Cindy's probably onto something, considering even extremely thin models are being photoshopped to look impossibly skinny. Of course, Cindy isn't losing any sleep over any of this. She says now that she is in her 40s, she knows her "strengths beyond being pretty."

While there has been a recent push to use more normal looking women in fashion magazines, I don't think Cindy's goddess-like beauty would qualify her as average. Still, her healthier look could be a welcome change from the sickly figures we often see walking down the runway. Do you think models like Cindy could make a comeback in the near future?

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chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
The bigger reason why Cindy wouldn't be popular today is because of her face, not her body. Cindy, Christy, Bridget, Amber - they all had a very all-American look to them that epitomized early to mid 90's fashion. Then the Eastern European look became popular (Carmen, KK, Natalia) as well as the Brazilian look (Gisele). Now fashion is on the down slope of a pixie-like aesthetic (Gemma, Lily, Jessica). My point is, we can say "oh fashion is so terrible because Cindy Crawford's look is not in demand today" but to say that you want Cindy to be the standard of beauty is to say that you DON'T want someone else to be considered beautiful. I personally like the fact that fashion has taken a dramatic leap in the past decade away from only considering white girls with Western European look to be beautiful (and this is coming from a girl who is very white herself).
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I don't think she would have been as successful, not with the likes of designers at Ralph Lauren and others that want skeletons to act as coat hangers. High fashion (runway) isn't always about somebody with a gorgeous face/figure, often it's the skeletal look with an "interesting" face. When Kate Moss started doing CK ads in the 90's, everybody criticized her for being such a "waif". She was considered too skinny at that time, but I don't know if even she would have been quite as successful with today's runway standards. Kate, style icon as she may be, does not do much runway anymore herself. I'm all for healthy models. You can be really skinny and healthy or really curvy and healthy. Unfortunately today's runway look is "pretty girl at the concentration camp". Today's runway models are walking coat racks, curves are not wanted, and the only way to get that is to use 13-15 year olds. This is why today's models have such a short career life - as soon as puberty and curves kick in, they're done.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
She is 100% right. Sure there are some healthy looking models but the majority of them look like that girl on the left and its sickening. Why would anyone want to promote that? I'm not hating on skinny women , I'm one myself but there is a big difference between being a size 4 and the emaciated size 00. If you are not naturally that size (I believe most fashion models are not) then that should NEVER be celebrated.
Geminispoppy Geminispoppy 7 years
I agree that she isn't what we've been seeing on the runway, but she is so beautiful she would have found work somewhere. And she is skinny, just not skeletal like most high fashion models today, so i don't think anyone is skinny bashing
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Is Cindy a stunner. Sure. Would she find the same success today as she did when she started? Absolutely not. Not in high fashion anyway. Fashion is pretty fickle, I don't think Giselle would find success either if she started today. The models today are thin, but they're girls. What's the average model, 15? A lot of them are thin because they're practically prepubescent, little girls dressed up as women. I'm sure a lot of them are built like that naturally, though you can't deny ED is rampant in the industry (but that's a whole 'nother subject) But to point out that someone with a larger body type is also beautiful is not necessarily meant to denigrate the current aesthetic, it's just pointing out the fact that Cindy wouldn't be as successful today. You can read into your own pejorative spin on that. I personally would like to see more models in the 4/6 range, like the above mentioned Lara Stone, but I'm not going to hate on skinnier models just for existing.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I don't think skinny people are the devil either. There is, however, a big difference between thin and the model on the left. She looks - IN MY OPINION - sick and malnurished. I can see her ribs. I've never been one to "skinny bash" (um, I'm a size 4) but some of these models look sickly. again, imo.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Skinny people are not the devil. Dear lord.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I don't agree with her 100%. Most of today's super model are pretty healthy looking. Bar Rafaeli, for example, she very healthy, and definitely not a stick, yet she is one of the most popular super model of today. Hedi Klum, is also a good example, even if she is not as curvy, she is still pretty healthy looking.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
I think Cindy is probably right. She had a more athletic look and that is not the style these days in the fashion world. I agree with filmgirl that should would fit in with the VS models, but she would not have been high fashion.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
They already have come back - Lara Stone is one of the most popular models in fashion today, and she is not ultra-skinny by any means. Hillary Rhoda is another one that comes to mind.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
While Cindy wouldn't have fared well in high fashion, she would definitely get work as a Victoria Secret model and doing cosmetics ads. Most sickly skinny models are naturally thin anyway.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
This has been a fact for decades... I mean, Marilyn Monroe would be a Jenny Craig spokesperson if she was in the spotlight now. Women are forever becoming less and less realistic. Cindy is definitely a much better choice than the girls that are usually modeling nowadays. Sad but true.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Cindy's probably completely right. It's just not the "look" of today
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Come back tomorrow, spacekat. The skinny vs fat vs normal vs healthy topics tend to repeat themselves ad nauseam.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
sadly, cindy is probably right on the money. i would definitely prefer to look like her rather than the other chick to her left.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
Oh look, a real live skeleton! Just in time for Halloween, and she's dressed all in black too. You're so good to us, Tres!!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
The SuperModels of the 90s looked like real - albeit beautiful ;) - WOMEN... not 10 year old boys.
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