Hardworking supermodel Cindy Crawford designs AND models for C&A as she unveils her first ever fashion collection aged 46

Hardworking supermodel Cindy Crawford designs AND models for C&A as she unveils her first ever fashion collection aged 46

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19:26 GMT, 22 August 2012

As a founding member of the supermodel club and one of the most successful clothes horses of all time you could forgive Cindy Crawford for hanging up her Jimmy Choos and taking it easy.

But the model and businesswoman does not believe in taking her foot off the gas, and having spent a lifetime modelling other people's clothes she has turned her hand to designing, unveiling her debut fashion collection at the age of 46.

Aimed at busy modern mums the collection for European high street chain C&A won't win any awards for glamour but the knits, tops and jeans are easy to wear and affordable (prices start at just over ten euros for a top).

Cindy Crawford launches her debut collection at European high street store C&A

Cindy Crawford
launches her debut collection at European high street store C&A

The casual Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A features knitwear, tee shirts and jeans

The casual Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A features knitwear, tee shirts and jeans

The Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A

The Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A

The 46-year-old is the perfect choice to model the range aimed at the modern working woman

And as the pin-up girl for
middle-aged women who honed their style by gazing at the supers in
Vogue magazines of the eighties and nineties, of course Cindy herself is
the perfect woman to model it.

The mum-of-two shows that she still
has it in the black and white shots accompanying the launch showing off
glossy hair and immaculate skin as she expertly poses in the casual
clothes.

She says: 'My goal is to help design comfortable fashion for everyday wear,

'I have always dreamed of having my own fashion line and am thrilled to be partnering with C&A.

'It is important to me to be affiliated with a company that offers feel-good fashion with unparalleled customer offering.'

Unfortunately for British women the Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A is only available in Europe: the chain pulled out of the UK in 2000.

But our loss is the Europeans gain, Thorsten Rolfes, Head of Corporate Communications at C&A Europe says:

'Cindy Crawford is known to the world as one of the original models who
defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became stars in their
own right.

'As such, she represents the iconic aspirations of the
generation to which we target some of our core ladies’ collections:
chic, modern and timeless.

'At the same time, she managed to remain the
‘girl next door’ as she describes it herself, having also a personal
life beyond the spotlights as a businesswoman and a mother.'

The Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A

The Cindy Crawford Collection @ C&A

The range is available across Europe in C&A's 1500 stores and in sizes XS to XL

Cindy says that she has always dreamed of having her own fashion line

Cindy says that she has always dreamed of having her own fashion line