We get requests from some of our readers to feature some older ladies sometimes and when we saw these pictures of the peerless Cindy Crawford earlier in the year we knew he had to post them at some point.
Appearing in W magazine (which has a talent for getting really top stars to strip in a way that Playboy used to be able to) back in March, the feature, called Pillow Tweets, was marketed on the appearance of a naked Miley Cyrus, who was also the cover girl for that issue. No mention of Cindy on the cover but the pictures of her inside far outshone Cyrus and her ordinary little body, of course. Dutch model Lara Stone also featured but her pictures didn't have the erotic punch of Crawford's.
These days the word "supermodel" is over-used (like the word "genius") but Cindy was, of course, if not one of the original supermodels then one of that select group from the late eighties and early nineties who really became household names. Crawford joined the original "trinity" of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington. Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz and Stephanie Seymour completed the ne pas ultra group. Arguably, Crawford and Campbell had the widest recognition but Campbell's "difficult" reputation counted against her in the popularity stakes.
These days nearly every model is called a supermodel but really most of them don't have the global recognition that the likes of Crawford had and continue to have. There is not a small defined group anymore with the level of fame of the women from the late eighties and early nineties.
Cara Delevinge appears in the gossip colums a lot but, like Agyness Deyn (or Laura Hollins to give her her correct name) she suffer from the fact that she is actually not very attractive and certainly not sexy.
So for Triple P Crawford remains (with Schiffer) the supreme supermodel and her appearance looking so utterly gorgeous at 47 confirms her universal status. Will people want to see Delevinge naked in 25 years time to the extent that a magazine features her? We don't think so.