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Cindy Crawford will take Chicago stage

August 16th, 2016

Supermodel Cindy Crawford is scheduled to attend this year’s Fifth Star Awards event honoring cultural icons in Chicago. She’ll present an award to Victor Skrebneski, who she has credited with helping launch her career. Crawford grew up in DeKalb.

The other four stars making up the Fifth Star Awards are Blues legend Buddy Guy, Black Ensemble Theater founder Jackie Taylor, National Museum of Mexican Art founder Carlos Tortolero and The Second City improv company.

Skrebneski studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology before opening his Chicago studio in the 1950s.

He gained fame for his fashion photography and for ad campaigns for Estee Lauder cosmetics.

After being photographed by Skrebneski in Chicago, Crawford moved to New York and appeared on the cover of numerous fashion and pop-culture magazines, including Vogue. She hosted MTV’s “House of Style” and signed endorsements over the years with Pepsi and Revlon. Crawford recently wrote “Becoming,” a book about her life and career.

The Sept. 14 event at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is free to the public and features live performances and video tributes.

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