Cindy Crawford became one of the world’s most recognized supermodels, conquering the '90s runways with her powerful walk and stunning beauty. When she was young, she beared a strong resemblance to '80s supermodel Gia Carangi, earning her the nickname Baby Gia. However, Crawford quickly made her own name known in the industry. Her natural glamour and beauty mark set her apart and positioned her alongside prominent top models of the time such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. In the '90s, she was one of the original Big Five supermodels, along with Campbell, Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Claudia Schiffer.
Today, Crawford is a fashion icon, supermodel, mother, and businesswoman, with her brand Cindy Crawford Home at the forefront. Born in 2001, her daughter Kaia Gerber is a current top model parading for the biggest designers and following in her mother’s footsteps.
In honor of her 55th birthday, L’OFFICIEL rounds up some of the best runway images of the '90s icon from her young days hitting the catwalks.
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