Cindy Crawford Talks Kaia, Richard Gere, and George

by Eddie Roche

Cindy Crawford is making the rounds this week promoting her photographic memoir “Becoming,” which comes out today. Last night she appeared on The Late Show with Seth Myers to walk down memory lane, looking back at some of her best and worst shoots, including her famous George cover, where she dressed as George Washington in a shot by Herb Ritts. Crawford also told Myers the one thing that no photographer has ever said to her in her long career and reminds us that Anne Heche‘s production company is behind the upcoming TV show she’s consulting on, Icon, about the modeling business in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Crawford also appears in the upcoming issue of PORTER, and dishes about daughter Kaia’s modeling career. Kaia’s first job was shot by Mert and Marcus,” she says. “I mean, I would take that job. I help her figure out which opportunities make sense for her. And she understands that opportunities often come with a cost. When she worked that first time, she had to miss a birthday party. And when you’re 10 or 11 or 12, that’s a big deal.”

She also explains why she didn’t go into detail about her marriage to Richard Gere (which we TOTALLY forgot about) in her new book. “I didn’t share a lot about that time in my life,” she said. “When I was writing the book, I didn’t want it to be a tell-all or an autobiography. It was important to me to share only stories that had a message or a lesson that had a universal appeal…Look, I learned a lot from Richard. I learned about how to be famous. Again, that’s not a universal lesson. And a lot of the personal things, everything else I learned from that, were for me. It’s not something I want to share. If I felt that there was a great good that could come of it, I might have shared more, but I didn’t think that there was anything for other people to learn or benefit from. And I wanted to be respectful.” You can read the full interview on Friday when PORTER hits stands everywhere. 

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