Update (02/02): Yesterday it was reported that Cindy Crawford planned to retire from modeling upon turning 50 this year. Now, the iconic super is clarifying on those headlines that circulated the internet. In a new Instagram post, Crawford clarified the comments from her interview with Rhapsody magazine writing, "While it's true that I'm eager to shift my focus a bit to concentrate on my businesses, friends and family — I'm not making any final statements (not all headlines tell the whole story!). I have loved being part of the fashion industry for the past 30 years — and if that time has taught me anything, it's this: never say never."
Looks like we thankfully have more gems and surprises like that Balmain campaign to look forward to in the future. Read Crawford's full post below:
Original Article (01/02): Cindy Crawford just recently starred in a campaign for Balmain alongside Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, looking incredible. But we may not get many of these moments soon. In an interview with United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine, the iconic supermodel said she may stop working as a model now that she's turning 50 on February 20.
She said her new book, Becoming Cindy Crawford, is a goodbye letter to the industry. "Or maybe not goodbye," she said, "but move on." Stopping work as a model, for her, means going out on a high: "I feel like I'm allowing that to have been great, and I'm celebrating it. And I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore. And that's OK. I've done it. I've worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to."
A lot of her reluctance comes from the pressure every woman faces to look young even as they age. "For better or worse, I feel that there is that pressure," she said. "I'm out on book tour. I don't look the same that I did 25 years ago, and I don't want to disappoint. Maybe that's the Midwesterner in me. I want them to like me. But when do we just be happy where we are?"
Cindy and her lookalike daughter Kaia, who was signed by IMG at the age of 13
Now it's up to the next generation. Her daughter, Kaia, 14, is doing some modeling work, but she "would be modeling even if she weren't modeling" because of the constant selfies kids today take for social media. But most high schoolers don't have a supermodel for a mum — and most don't have a front-row seat at New York Fashion Week.
Via Harper's Bazaar US