30 years later, the supermodel Cindy Crawford remembers on social media George Michael and that video – Freedom! ’90 – inspired by the cover ofEnglish edition of FashionTrends which saw her among the protagonists of the January 1990 issue.
The supermodel commemorated the artist, who passed away in 2016, by sharing on Instagram the backstage photos of that cover that inspired one of the most famous videos of George Michael’s career.
With Cindy Crawford, in the video clip of the song Freedom! ’90 (more commonly known only by the name Freedom), there were all the supermodels that appeared on that famous cover shot by Peter Lindbergh. Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz, in addition to Kaia Gerber’s mother, lip-synching to the words of George Michael who, in that 1990 song, declared his desire for freedom from the stereotypes of the record industry.
Along with the 90s supermodels, she also appears in the video one of the most famous male models of those years, John Pearson. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of Freedom! ’90, Pearson picked up the testimonies of Cindy, Naomi, Linda, Christy and Tatjana, on the newborn blog MRFEELGOOD of which he is founder together with the journalist Pete Samson.
“My favorite memory is sitting on the plane as I went to shoot the video, listening to the song over and over on my Walkman, trying to learn the words. I immediately loved the song and was thrilled to be included in the video clip. », She declared Cindy Crawford to MRFEELGOOD. “My favorite memory with George Michael was when we showed up together at the MTV VMAs in 1991. It was fun to be in a public setting after the success of the video. and have fun during the evening. “
Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz on the cover set of British FashionTrends, January 1990
“I remember that we had the Thierry Mugler show the night before in Paris and I was the first to shoot. », she commented Naomi Campbell remembering the footage for the Freedom video! ’90. “The parade was over at 3 am, so I didn’t sleep because I had to catch that 6 am plane. There were no Eurostars then going to London and I was exhausted. But I couldn’t wait, luckily I didn’t have to learn the words because I already knew the song. », Confessed the supermodel to John Pearson’s blog.