Cindy Crawford: primetime producer? The supermodel has reportedly signed on to create some must-see television for NBC. According to Variety, the show will focus on the model wars of the 1980s, the when the 49-year-old rose to fame and the supermodel was born.
Tentatively titled Icon, the series will be a fictional account of the real-life battles waged between the Ford Modelling Agency and Elite Model Management. The two regularly competed to sign top talent, like Cindy’s fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christie Brinkley, Brooke Shields, Elle Macpherson and Christy Turlington.
Tantamount to superstars, the famous faces spent much of the '80s and '90s walking couture catwalks, sitting front row at fashion weeks and doing photo shoots for magazines like Vogue and brands like Maybelline.
The Variety report also mentions that The Hunger Games writer Robin Bissell has signed on to pen the series, while Anne Heche and James Tupper will serve as executive producers.
This is big news for anyone who is intrigued by the “golden age” of modelling. Though fictionalized, it will give outsiders an inside view of what it takes to rise to fame in an industry known for breeding icons. It will also, not doubt, feature fantastic fashion eye candy.
It’s also fun news for Cindy Crawford fans. The star appeared on over 400 magazine covers in the height of her career and inked deals with brands like Versace and Revlon. In 2000 she retired to focus on family and explore other passions.
Today, Cindy is happily married to Rande Gerber (George Clooney’s best friend), and her two kids, Presley, 16, and 13-year-old Kaia, are poised to follow in her famous footsteps. The pair have landed modelling gigs of their own, including one in editor-extraordinaire Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book.