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Supermodel Comeback: Niki Taylor's Edgy Editorial for FutureClaw

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Photos by William Lords, courtesy of FutureClaw

This morning we showed you FutureClaw's Cindy Crawford editorial—one that paid homage to many of Crawford's iconic 90s signature looks and stances. Now we're bringing you another 90s supe-with-a-distinctive-mole who has a spread in the upcoming issue of FutureClaw—Niki Taylor.

If you followed models in the late-90s and early-00s, you'd remember Taylor's dramatic career arc. She signed with Irene Marie at age 13, and landed her first cover of Vogue at age 15. She was one of the youngest-ever models to sign a cosmetics contract with CoverGirl and one of the most successful commercial faces of her generation—landing campaigns with powerbrands including Liz Claiborne, Gap, and Pantene.

Taylor's personal life was also splashed all over the papers in the late-90s—beginning with the death of her sister, model Krissy Taylor, in 1995. Niki herself was involved in a devastating car accident—her boyfriend was driving and simultaneously trying to answer the phone—in 2001 that left her with a collapsed lung, liver damage, and unconscious for six weeks.

It's been ten years since Taylor survived the crash that nearly killed her, and we're excited to see her back on the editorial scene—in the forest, it looks like, gettin' all one with nature.
· Niki Taylor [FutureClaw]