Becoming Cindy Crawford
by Cindy Crawford, Kate Betts
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (29 Sept. 2015)
Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 2.5 x 29.4 cm
International supermodel Cindy Crawford chronicles her life and career, sharing stories and lessons learned, and featuring her most memorable images. Cindy Crawford was the cornerstone of the golden age of the supermodel in the 1990s. She blazed a trail during that decade, seamlessly moving between the runway to unconventional outlets, such as cutting-edge MTV, Super Bowl commercials, and even Playboy magazine.On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Crawford looks back, photo shoot by photo shoot, on a remarkable career and various life lessons she absorbed. She discusses her earliest modeling years and learning how to become less self-conscious in front of a camera; trusting her own instincts about creating positive messages about a healthy and strong body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about becoming a wife and a mother; and her thoughts about turning fifty and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance.The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford s personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others. A beautifully illustrated series of stories, "Becoming" is a smart and engaging book that sheds light into the life and work of an extraordinary woman."
"Crawford's takes on female empowerment, nudity and motherhood are revealing. . . In the end, she emerges as an earnest achiever: 'I'd love to tell that hardworking girl with her nose buried in a book that it is OK to live it up a "little"bit.'"-"C MAGAZINE" "A gorgeously illustrated collection of stories, "Becoming"is a chic and engaging book that provides insight into the professional and personal life of a veritable icon."-"MANHATTAN MAGAZINE""""Crawford's book has smart advice and valuable insights for anyone looking to make their way in a world where everyone is trying to stand out from the pack."-"GQONLINE" "Looking at the 150 images that span [Crawford's] decades-long career is like seeing them for the first time all over again - you remember where you were when you first saw them, how amazing she is in front of the camera, and how, at 49 years old, the wife and mom of two has still got it. . . Taking you even deeper is how "Becoming"is punctuated with Crawford's personal stories and the lessons she's learned over the years, which, as it turns out, is more than simply how to make clothes look good."-"InStyle.com" "Cindy Crawford's winsome memoir "Becoming"tracks the all-American model from her school days in Dekalb, Ill. . . to Chicago, where an agency signed her; then New York, where Richard Avedon landed her on the cover of "Vogue"before she was 20 . . . Luscious poster-worthy photographs signpost Crawford's journey from teenager to a woman in her 40s, accompanied by affectionate recollections of the image-makers and intimates who shaped her happiness and success." "Always an icon, now an author, this book is as beautiful as the woman who wrote it."-"CollegeFashionista.com""