"Evening in America: Cindy Crawford and the State of Supermodels"
Ms. Molly Lambert just doesn't understand Cindy Crawford. Lambert thinks the mole helped make Cindy "relatable". Ms. Lambert asserts that the mole, in fact, was why Cindy was "more specifically iconic than Christy Turlington or Stephanie Seymour, who are objectively equally beautiful."
Oh, my, that's wrong.
The other keys to her success, supposedly, were that "Cindy broadcasts toughness, a kind of forthright cowgirl confidence" and "She branded herself as American, constantly".
Better, but still pretty far off.
Ms. Crawford's success was a function of her understanding exactly what business she was in. She was selling an image. And she tried earnestly to sell that image reliably, and she was proud of the result. Her effort and her pride showed in House of Style and all her TV appearances. That and what I noted five years ago Issac Mizrahi said about her.
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