Cindy Crawford To Develop Tv Show About The ‘Model Wars’


Supermodel Cindy Crawford is developing a drama series on the modeling world in the 1980’s for NBC.

Tentatively titled ‘Icon’ the show will mark the television producing debut for 49-year-old and will be based upon the ‘Model Wars’ of the 1980s that occurred between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management as they battled to sign the biggest names of the decade.

The model wars ushered in the creation of the supermodel era, of which Crawford was a founding member alongside Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista. Having appeared on over 400 magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s, she was privy to the cutthroat world of modeling as an Elite model.

According to Variety, the show which is in the early stages of development will be completely fictionalized and will not feature any real-life models or figures from the time. It is not reflective of Crawford’s experiences and won’t use any names of models or figures from that period in the fashion world. Robin Bissell, who executive produced The Hunger Games will be writing and co-producing the show while Anne Heche and James Tupper who originally brought the project to Crawford will serve as exec producers.