Becoming Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford with Katherine O' Leary
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 The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford's personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut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.
"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.'"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"More than just a memoir, [Becoming is] a darn good look back on the '90s without getting lost in nostalgia."
"Always an icon, now an author, this book is as beautiful as the woman who wrote it."
Cindy Crawford is an American supermodel and entrepreneur. Katherine O'Leary is a writer and producer.