It’s been over a week since Versace reunited original ’90s supermodels on its Spring 2018 runway, but we’re still swooning over the catwalk surprise. In a new interview, Cindy Crawford explained what it was like when she, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni joined Donatella Versace in that epic finale.
The reunion took Crawford back to her early days of modeling, which she remembers “like it was yesterday,” she told The Telegraph.
“I haven’t seen Carla in a long time, but the others—it’s different if you catch up over lunch to standing there on a runway,” she added. “We all feel part of the Versace family, that brand was such an important part of the beginning of my career.”
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What also made the Versace show special was that it marked Crawford’s first time walking with her daughter, Kaia Gerber. This marks the 16-year-old’s first time walking during fashion month, and she got to share the catwalk with some runway legends.
“I was booked before Kaia—I don’t think Donatella [Versace] even knew that Kaia was doing shows and we had been talking for months about how many of us could get there for that tribute to [her brother] Gianni,” Crawford explained.
“When Kaia got the part she said, ‘Wait, are we going out together?'” the mother of two later added with a laugh. “I said, ‘I hope not, I don’t want to stand next to you, I want to stand with the women my age!’ It was pretty cool, that probably won’t happen again, to be in the same show.'”
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With a supermodel mom, Gerber was exposed to (and became fond of) the modeling industry at a young age. Crawford said her daughter used to “play photoshoot” as a little girl.
“She would come onto the shoots with me, so then if she had a friend over I would dress them up in my clothes and I would do hair and makeup, in five minutes,” the super recalled. “I was stylist, hair and make-up and photographer. We have this entrance to our house that has a bridge and that would be their catwalk.”
Now that she’s taking on runways for the first time, Gerber continues to take lessons from her mother, especially when it comes to nailing her walk. “When she decided she wanted to do shows and we agreed, she studied,” Crawford explained. “I told her I’m personally not a fan of the vacant stare and robotic walk—that was not how the models of my generation walked. I said I understand that some designers will tell you ‘don’t have an expression,’ but my advice is that I think people love seeing personality.”
It looks like Kaia took her mom’s notes to heart.
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US