It’s making us miss the model-designer duo from the '90s.
On Monday evening, Calvin Klein and Macy's hosted an event for Christy Turlington Burns's non-profit organization, Every Mother Counts (EMC), which works to make childbirth safer for mothers and hopes to end preventable childbirth-related deaths around the world. The event featured a discussion between Burns and Glamour's Cindi Leive about EMC's growth, motherhood, and running the New York marathon. I was struck by how well-spoken, motivated and smart Burns came across, but also--I have to say it--by how ridiculously amazing she looked.
Can someone please explain how Christy Turlington looks like this?
More proof that supermodels do. not. age: WWD is reporting that Christy Turlington Burns will star in the fall global Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, looking almost exactly like she did when she started working for the brand in the late '80s.
When I heard that I was going to interview Christy Turlington Burns, I immediately YouTubed George Michael’s “Freedom 1990” video for inspiration, which is of course the quintessential supermodel-meets-pop culture study. But that was 20 years ago. She has done so much since then, and her resume reads like that of a modern-day renaissance woman: model, yoga guru, clothing designer, mother, philanthropist, writer, director. Christy’s newest venture is acting as the face and spokeswoman for Avon’s new fragrance, Slip Into, which will be released in 2011. The name is meant to be evocative of the moment a woman slips on a pair of high heels, and the feeling of empowerment and sophistication that goes along with it (and presumably without the twisted ankles and calluses). The fragrance is an oriental floral, with notes of violet, orchid, and ambers, among other things. The bottle is inspired by the curve of a woman’s calf. This afternoon, a small group of writers got to speak to her via phone, and we talked fragrance, beauty rituals, career, and philanthropy.