May 13, 2021

From the Archives: A Look at Cindy Crawford’s ’90s Runway Style

In Calvin Klein’s spring 2018 runway show, there was one fresh face who may have seemed a tad familiar to lovers of the brand.
Why? Supermodel Cindy Crawford’s 16-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber, made her runway debut this season, and one of the first shows she walked at New York Fashion Week was Calvin Klein, a label whose runway Crawford graced many a time throughout the late ’80s and into the mid ’90s.
(L-R) Cindy Crawford models for Calvin Klein in 1990 and Kaia Gerber models for Calvin Klein in 2017.
In addition to appearing on the Calvin Klein runway many times, Crawford also consistently modelled for Michael Kors.
She appeared mostly in classic silhouettes, wearing button down shirts and pencil skirts, often teamed with conservative pumps. But Crawford also strutted onto the runway in shiny thigh-highs for looks that had a bit more bite to them, unexpectedly paired with conservative outerwear.
Cindy Crawford wears a belted jacket and knee-high boots on the runway of Michael Kors’ fall 1991 show.
Kaia may be on her way to big-time stardom right now — along with Crawford’s son, Presley Gerber, who also models — but it’ll be hard for her to surpass the fame her mother achieved.
In 1990, Crawford, along with Naomi

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