Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Cindy Crawford Disses PETA

Cindy Crawford, pseudo-billionaire, is not a woman to be tossed aside lightly. She must be thrown with great force! (ask Rande Gerber about that one) British Vogue comes out with the tasty little tidbit that Cindy "Sin" Crawford is turning her back on her past as an animal rights activist, back in the days when it was socially prestigious to be seen as pro-animal rights. It's not the first time.

The pendulum swings. And now Crawford, in her supermodel senectitude, the red-bronze twilight of her career based on looks, has chosen to assume the role of the fur-clad "woman of substance." And why not? It's not as if the supermodels really cared about animals. Or, rather, maybe they do in abstracto, but in the everyday real world sense, they can be coerced into wearing a fox stole if it looks really neat.

I mean, let's face facts: On the grand scale of supermodel concerns, the anti-fur stance is sandwiched somewhere in between neck moisturizer and sheer concealer. If even that high.

British Vogue writes:

"IS Cindy Crawford going to be PeTA's next victim? The American supermodel, who famously posed alongside Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington for the 1995 I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign, is to star in the new ads for Blackglama fur. Crawford, who posed outside for the shots that will appear in magazines in October, follows in the footsteps of Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth and Gisele Bundchen in working for the company. 'We're very excited,' Edward Brennan, chief executive officer of American Legend, the marketing cooperative that owns Blackglama, told Women's Wear Daily. He said he did not believe that Crawford, who signed with Planit M agency last month after two years off the fashion radar, would cause controversy with her decision to work for him. 'I wouldn't have had any reservations, but I don't think she was [in the PeTA ads],' he said. 'As far as I'm concerned, it wouldn't have affected our decision.' Brennan said that as far as he knew, Crawford had simply posed for a photographer who was an animal activist and that the PeTA logo has been added to her fake fur Todd Oldham hat afterwards by Photoshop. Whatever her stance used to be on wearing fur, it seems that now Cindy has free run of some of the world's most luxurious pelts. Having modelled five coats for the campaign, she can apparently keep them all. "She can have any one she wants," went on Brennan. 'I hope she took all five.'"

Why would a pseudo-billionaire feel the need to model? Is it a trend? And will Warren Buffett, pray tell, be shaking his little capitalist tush on the catwalk anytime soon?


Joƫlle Diderich said...

I understand it's hypocritical for Cindy to model fur after having done the PETA campaign, but why is she catching so much flak? Kate Moss doesn't take her trash out without a fox shrug and nobody seems to care about that. I guess it's because Cindy has this all-American girl-next-door image while Kate -- well, Kate writes her own rules.

The Corsair said...

I'm just on a Cindy thing. Besides, Kate is really looking hot these days. But you're right, Cindy typified All-American girl next door, and now that her husband, Rande Gerber's cheating has made the press, the pile on begins. It certainly didn't help matters that her PR people were pushing reports that she was "nearly a billionaire."

Anonymous said...

Cindy Crawford via her agent, manager whatever is trying to pretend that she only did a favor for her friend Todd Oldham by modeling a fake fur cap, when in fact she signed a petition stating she would never model or wear fur again. She is a turncoat and a
has-been, and frankly diserves to be cheated on by her husband.
The idea that she or Gisele for that matter would be in the same league as Marlene Dietrich or Betty Davis is a far flung joke that only proves the desperate level furriers are at to find someone to wear these things besides gangsta rappers and others of no taste.

Anonymous said...

No one deserves to be cheated on. It's a horrible thing to have happen, especially considering that there are children involved who will be affected by it. I can't even imagine what it would be like to have that all going on in the spotlight of the public eye. I'm no Cindy fan, but that was a mean, low comment to make, Anonymous.