Cindy Crawford to bring 80s Model War Realness to TV
Strike a pose and sharpen your stilettos. Fashion is going back to the 1980s to retell the story of one of the most vicious rivalries in the industry—and it’s getting help from one of the OG supermodel glam goddesses of that era. Cindy Crawford will act as producer and collab with NBC to develop Icon, a fictionalized retelling of the feud between the top two agencies of the 80s—Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management.
Robin Bissel, who executive produced The Hunger Games, will write a script that uses fictionalized names, models, and figures from that era as it explores the cutthroat fashion industry in 1980s New York City. To translate, please don’t expect to see Naomi Campbell throwing shoes at anyone. What you can expect, though, is some representation of the real life feud between Eileen Ford‘s agency and Johnny Casablancas‘s rival company, Elite, who famously signed Crawford in 1983.
The show is still in early development but for those of us still aching from the cancellation of The Carrie Diaries, the promise of a return to 80s high fashion bitchiness and higher hairstyles is a comforting thought. Get those shoulder pads and tubes of red lipstick ready because soon enough, it’ll be time for the fashion face off you’ve been waiting decades for.