The 'Big Six' photographed by Peter Lindbergh on the cover of Vogue UK, January 1990.
Why this took so long is beyond me, but Cindy Crawford woke up and decided to cash in on her heady days as part of the Big Six -- you know, the international evil organization of impossibly beautiful women sent here to model Versace and ultimately destroy the world.
The original supermodels photographed in Vanity Fair by Mario Testino (September 2008)
The legendary Miss Crawford is working with NBC to develop Icon (great name), a drama based on the modeling world of the 1980s, when models were super and cocaine was legal -- or at least that's what people told themselves and the police.
According to Variety:
Icon, in very early development, revolves around the modeling wars in the '80s that occurred between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management. The show is completely fictionalized, rather than a re-telling of Crawford's own experiences. No actual names of models or figures from the time will be used.
God, I can't wait. Though I would love a "re-telling of Crawford's own experiences," I'll settle for thinly-veiled characterizations of even thinner people. Sadly, however, La Cindy will only serve as an executive producer (along with one-time celebrity Anne Heche) but will not appear in the show.
Icon will be written by Robin Bissell of The Hunger Games, which ironically would also have been a great name for Crawford's show.
I really hope Icon lives up to what I'm conceiving in my head, namely over-the-top 80s fashions, Dynasty/Empire-levels of catfighting and supermodels blowing more lines than Channing Tatum doing Shakespeare in the Park.
It's the way Naomi would want it.
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Les Fabian Brathwaite -- come back later, busy writing Icon spec script.