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International supermodel Cindy Crawford chronicles her life and career, sharing stories and lessons learned, and featuring her most memorable images in this New York Times bestseller. 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 The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford's personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut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.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2015
ISBN: 9780847846191
Branch Call Number: 391.00973 C89b
Characteristics: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: O' Leary, Katherine


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Jun 02, 2018

In 2015 - 1990's supermodel, Cindy Crawford turned 50 years old. And upon doing so, she published this glossy volume of stills, which also contains plenty of text as she recounts her busy career where her image was captured on camera by every top photographer in America.

And - Unless you were away, visiting on Mars during the 1990s - Then - Otherwise - You are most certain to know, very well, both the image and the name of supermodel, Cindy Crawford.

What appealed to me the most about the full-figured Crawford (in her heyday) was the fact that her brand of alluring beauty defied the scrawny, stereotypical "cadaver-look" of so many models whose unhealthy images frequently prevailed on the fashion-house runways in that era.

Anyway - Upon recently turning 50 (in 2015) - Cindy Crawford (in collaboration with Katherine O'Leary) published "Becoming" which was a visually provocative pictorial-biography of her celebrated life and career (lavishly presented through stills and text).

*P.S.* - "Becoming" is definitely not a Cindy Crawford "Tell-All".

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