(L-R) TV Guide July 1992 / Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Lauren Hutton, Beverly Johnson on TV Guide, 1993 / TV Guide July 1994.
Just in case we all needed another reason to sit in front of the TV and avoid doing any kind of work, it was reported Tuesday by Variety that supermodel and Shrimpton Couture favorite Cindy Crawford is in the process of developing a new TV series with NBC. Tentatively titled “Icon,” the show’s premise will revolve around the model wars that occurred during the 80s between Elite Model Management and Ford Modeling Agency. An 80s period drama about catty models and even cattier agents produced by one of the most iconic faces of 80s fashion seems like just the thing we never knew we were craving to see on prime time television. However, the entire series is fictionalized, meaning that there will be no Elle MacPherson, Iman, or Paulina Porizkova look- a-likes to forward to. That being said, I’ll still be pouring over the details for the source figures embedded into these “fictional” characters. Cindy Crawford herself won’t be starring in the show, though she’s no slouch as far as television is concerned either. Having appeared as the first and most memorable host of MTV’s “House of Style” during the heyday of the supermodel craze, Cindy was like the Jeanne Becker with the real inside scoop. Here’s hoping that “Icon” is as gripping and entertaining as those “Cindy Crawford Meaningful Beauty” infomercials that fill my nights of insomnia into the wee hours of the morning.