Anyone who grew up during the height of the '90s supermodel era will have an opinion on which woman reigned supreme. As much as I loved all of them, Cindy Crawford simply stood out from the rest. Perhaps it was because she seemed the most approachable and least diva-like, compared to her pals like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. In an excerpt from her memoir Becoming, Crawford talks about how she's different from other supermodels and her statement reveals so much about how women see themselves among their peers.
"Unfortunately I was never one of those girls who could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight (damn you Kate Moss!)," Crawford said. "Of course as soon as I told myself that I wasn't going to eat any sugar, bread, or whatever, all I could think of was sugar, bread or whatever! I have finally settled on the idea of being 80 percent good 80 percent of the time. For me, that's doable."
Crawford might have only been half-joking when she name-dropped the British supermodel in the excerpt. However, it's important to note that back in their heyday, Moss was the waif poster girl and the antithesis to Crawford's curvy, bombshell figure. While both women fell on opposite ends of the spectrum (at least in the modeling world), they both found plenty of success and have continued to inspire others through their work in the fashion industry. One aspiring model in particular is Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber, who is following in her mother's footsteps.
To celebrate the House of Style host's upcoming memoir, let's take a look at seven times Crawford celebrated other supermodels and inspiring women on her Instagram:
I want to eavesdrop on their brunch talk.
When supermodels ruled the world.
Mama said knock you out.
House of style.
Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington
The original Supermodel Squad. Cindy Crawford's memoir Becoming will be released on Sept. 29.