Time with grandma! Cindy Crawford, 50, shares very rare photo with her grandmother Dorothy Walker, 97, during Chicago visit

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 By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

She often poses with her model daughter Kaia Gerber.

But over the weekend Cindy Crawford took time out for another family member – her grandmother Dorothy Walker.

The supermodel even shared a photo with the 97-year-old during a rare trip home to Illinois where she presented an award to fashion photographer Victor Skrebneski at the Fifth Star Awards at Millennium Park in Chicago.

Cindy looked to be joining Walker in the lobby of a hotel.

The Vogue darling had on no makeup and wore a denim shirt with a gold chain as she posed up to Dorothy, who looked happy to see her famous granddaughter.

Crawford grew up in DeKalb in Illinois and briefly attended Northwestern University.

The model looked stunning during her appearance at the awards show.

The pinup looked pretty in a blue halter pantsuit that showed off her yoga-toned arms. The wife of Rande Gerber had her highlighted hair in soft curls that caressed her shoulders/ Gold hoop earrings added a Jenny From The Block feel.

It’s a nice change for Cindy to be presenting an award to Skrebneski because for years they were not talking.

That photographer, who is now 86, refused to work with Crawford after she ditched one of his shoots in the 1980s.

At the time he was Chicago’s most famous advertising photographer who worked for Estee Lauder and Chanel. He also has carved out a niche with his black-and-white celebrity portraits of actresses such as Sharon Stone.

Victor helped Cindy in her early years. They met when she was 17.

‘He knows exactly what he wants. It’s hard to describe exactly how I feel about him, except I know I respect him as much as I’ve ever respected anyone,’ Crawford, then 19, told the Chicago Tribune in a 1985 story.

But when Cindy skipped out on a catalog shoot with Victor because she landed a job in Egypt that lasted 10 days, he cut her off.

‘I had been scared to rock the boat but had hoped that the studio would be gracious and let me go. Instead, I was told that if I didn’t do the catalogue shoot, Victor would never work with me again. Ever,’ Crawford wrote in her 2015 book Becoming.

‘Victor also told me that I didn’t have an easy face to photograph and that he was the only photographer who knew how to make me look good. To this day, sometimes on set I still have to fight the thought that I don’t have an easy face to photograph.’

They didn’t talk for 15 years.

But then he asked her to shoot a poster for the Chicago International Film Festival and they became friends again.

The star told the Chicago Tribune last week: ‘I think sometimes we forget -Midwesterners and Chicagoans – how much talent we have right in our own city. It’s great to celebrate it and I’m happy to be back and be part of that.’

She added: ‘Now we have a real friendship, an equal friendship, that kind of full circle moment for me. To be able to give him this award just feels great.’

 

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