At home in Malibu with Cindy Crawford

At home in Malibu with Cindy Crawford
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At home in Malibu with Cindy Crawford
"I think the experience of being a model has changed now because through social media, they can take more charge of their career. They take more charge of how they want the world to see them. I think the models of my generation, people only knew us from the pictures that were out of us but with social media, if you want to be silly or if you want to be more serious or if you have a cause, you can promote that on social media. I think that young models have a great opportunity to present themselves in a way they want to."
All, Various Designers.

Cindy Crawford

Supermodel; Author, Becoming; Entrepreneur. Los Angeles

“I do [remember my first shoot]. My first real one, I started shooting in Chicago and each time it got a little more professional. I don’t remember my first shoot in New York interestingly enough. At the time, shooting with the local photographer felt like a big deal, and then when I did my first Pepsi shoot in Chicago, that felt like a big deal, even though the pictures are really cheesy. Then Elite hooked me up with a different photographer and those felt like the first real modeling pictures.”

Shoes, Gianvito Rossi; Jumpsuit, ZIMMERMANN

Jacket, RtA; Bag, Ralph Lauren; Dress, Altuzarra; Shoes, Tabitha Simmons
“I think the most surreal [moment in my career] was walking down that Versace runway with Christy, Linda and Naomi to the George Michael’s song and the video. It just felt like this is something, you couldn’t quite put your finger on it because you’re in the middle of show week, but it felt like the stars were in alignment. That one moment became bigger than any one of us, it was just amplified by the fact that we were all together.”
“Modeling is modeling, it doesn’t change. You put on the clothes or the lipstick or whatever it is you’re selling and try to make it look good desirable—that’s what models do. You work with the photographer and hopefully they inspire you and you inspire them."

"We had this idea when we were at lunch one day, just talking about how my 50th birthday would be here before we knew it. The idea that I had coming out of that lunch was, [I should do] a book with 50 iconic images from throughout my career married to 50 essays about the lessons that I learned along the way to celebrate turning 50, because turning 50 is hard for any woman, or at least the idea of it is hard."

L to R. Shoes, Malone Souliers, Saint Laurent

Cindy Crawford

Supermodel; Author, Becoming; Entrepreneur. Los Angeles

“I’ve been using Meaningful Beauty for almost 15 years now and I always use the day cream because it has SPF in it, even if I’m not in the sun. Just walking to your car at the supermarket parking lot you’re in the sun. I don’t wear a lot of makeup when I’m not working but definitely a tiny bit of cover-up or sometimes a little powder foundation, mascara, a little blush. For some reason I can not keep a lip color on. I go do a shoot, I go to my office, or I work out my office at home and then at night I definitely clean my skin. I do facials about once a month.”
“It’s funny, when we were originally pitching the idea, I had that picture where I’m wearing that Cindy Crawford sweatshirt and I like that because it’s recent and I don’t want to feel like I’m one of those people that’s pushing out 30-year-old head shots. Yes, I love my past, but I love my present as well."

“I have a lot of clothes that actually I haven’t even opened. I’ve saved old Alaïa pieces from when I used to do his show and he used to pay us in clothes, or CHANEL, so those are in a separate closet—more like an archival closet that I’m keeping for my daughter. I don’t have one piece that’s completely sentimental that I wear.”

Dress, Dior; Coat, Burberry; Shoes, Alaïa

Dress, Alexandre Vauthier; Bag, Fendi; Shoes, Givenchy
All, Various Designers

Cindy Crawford

Supermodel; Author, Becoming; Entrepreneur. Los Angeles


Since the inception of The Coveteur, the pursuit to catalogue and document legacies has been a big part of our M.O. We mean, photographing the archival collections of some very iconic subjects is kind of our bread and butter. But we'll admit, when we booked our latest Coveteur shoot, there was something extra special about it, in that it was Cindy Crawford (!!!), whom has been at the top of our proverbial bucket list, well, since before this site's very existence. Obviously.

Besides the glaringly obvious: she's the ultimate supermodel whose transcendent 34-year-long career shows no signs of slowing down (especially today, with the launch of her first book, Becoming -- 250 pages of her most memorable photographs and personal essays to celebrate her 50th birthday... just let that sink in). She might be the most beautiful woman on this planet (actually), and is also likely the nicest, most soft-spoken human who's door we every knocked on (we talked that iconic Versace runway walk, morning Jacuzzis, and what she's passing down to her daughter Kaia). Oh, and she also shares an avid affection for our native land up here north of the border. While we didn't Coveteur her summer cottage (we're coming there next, Cindy!), she did invite us to her ocean-side Malibu estate. And guys, we have to emphasize the ocean, because the view in itself almost brought us to tears.

But things got so much better from there: Cindy pretty much knew that the way to our hearts (okay, so she's had prime real estate since, ahem, forever) was with an expansive table of kale salads, salmon, chips and guac to feast on before we got down to ransacking her custom-built closet #goals. And it was, as we're almost positive you can imagine, pretty epic. We're talking plenty of Jimmy Choos, a multitude of Veronica Beard jackets, Gianvitto Rossi stilettos and Fendi baguettes. Guys, we're etching this one on our tombstone.

Plus, see more from Cindy's closet at The Coveteur.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's drool-worthy closet

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