On Newsstands April 10th
Photos by Victor Demarchelier
At 52, Crawford, who was photographed for T&C in Malibu by Victor Demarchelier in a Valentino swimsuit and jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, opens up on being a “Model Matriarch.” Crawford gets candid on how she and husband, Rande Gerber, are raising two young children in the fashion industry, why she isn’t worried anyone will mess with her kids, and the advice she bestows upon them. The theme of T&C’s May issue is “Why Wellness is the New Wealth” and Crawford is the embodiment of that.
On her relationship with daughter, Kaia Gerber: “…We talk every day, at least, and text. If she doesn’t text me back within 15 minutes, I do one in all caps and a lot of exclamation points. Just respond, okay? Or else I’m going to track you through your Uber account.”
On raising her children with moral values: “I didn’t find that hard to do at all, actually. Kids don’t always listen, but they are always watching what you do. If you’re polite to people, they learn to be polite. If you make family time a priority, they don’t even question spending time together. …You lead by example.”
On being a mother of two rising young models: “I’m really lucky, because I don’t have a #MeToo story. As far as being a mother of two young people going into fashion, of course I worry. But let’s be honest. My kids are blessed in that business because they aren’t coming in as unknowns.
People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids.”
On giving her children the confidence to stand up for themselves on modeling jobs: “I’ve done nude photos, lots. The only ones I regretted were the ones that I kind of got talked into.
I don’t want my children to ever look back and think, ‘Gosh, I wish I hadn’t done that.’ I want to empower them to just say, ‘I’m outta here.’”
On why she chose to start her skincare line, Meaningful Beauty: “I was 35, living in L.A., with children, and there was a shift in me.
I felt like it was time to take a chance on myself. So I took a gamble and started this company with Dr. Sebagh.”
Left – Robe: Prada; Bra: Eres; Earrings: Sidney Garber; Bracelet and Ring: Van Cleef & Arpels
Center – Swimsuit: Valentino; Shorts: Citizens of Humanity; Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels
Right – Shirt: Oscar de la Renta; Swimsuit: Valentino; Earrings and Bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels