After recently revealing Oprah Winfrey as its March 2018 cover star, InStyle snagged another big get for its spring fashion issue: Cindy Crawford. Photographed by Carter Smith, the supermodel wears a gold chainmail Versace gown on — similar to Gigi and Bella Hadid's ensembles for the March cover of British Vogue — for one of the publication's subscriber covers. (Natalia Vodianova is also a subscriber-only cover star, which was announced on Tuesday.)
Inside the issue, Crawford's photo shoot, styled by Karla Welch, is dedicated to Donatella Versace's Spring 2018 collection, a tribute to her brother and late designer Gianni Versace. In an interview with Eric Wilson, Crawford recalls reuniting with her fellow OG supermodels on the runway for the fashion house's show in Milan last September, as well as shooting the collection's ad campaign. Wilson also spoke to Donatella herself about maintaining Versace's place in pop culture over the years and the gossip surrounding the future of the brand. Though, rumors on her replacement were denied.
"As much as it has already happened that I opened the door to my house to other designers, I do not really understand what all the fuss is about that it might happen again," she tells Wilson. "When you have a brand like Versace, it comes with huge baggage, and sometimes you want to see it through the eyes of someone else to remain relevant."
Visit InStyle.com to see the full shoot and story. InStyle's March issue goes on sale Friday, Feb. 9.