Monday 25 September 2017

Christy's comeback

Olivia Bergin

The veteran supermodel has landed three new major campaigns this season alone, since returning to her modelling roots.

She's taken time out from modelling to pen books on yoga, campaigned tirelessly to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth, designed workout gear and brought up her two children, but Christy Turlington is firmly back in the photographer's frame.

Just last month, it was announced that the 44-year-old American beauty had taken over from Lara Stone as the face and body of Calvin Klein - some 25 years after she first modelled for the brand as a 19-year-old newcomer.

While that campaign is yet to be revealed (we've had to make do with a teaser shot) news reaches us today that Turlington has bagged not one, but two more assignments.

First up, New York Fashion Week hotshot and favourite of Michelle Obama, Jason Wu, has traded another age-defying 44-year-old from his summer campaign, Stephanie Seymour, for California girl Christy.

Cocking a perfectly toned thigh atop a lather banquette (at Mr Chow's in NYC, in case you're wondering), tousle-haired Turlington looks as confident as ever.

Having added the June cover of Harper's Bazaar USA to her portfolio of recent work, her assignment for Prada must have proved a doddle. Gazing at Steven Meisel's camera with a head of slicked-back hair, it's impossible to tell that there are 20 years separating Christy and her co-model Catherine McNeil (below, right), with whom she shares the spread.

Christy Turlington  in the autumn/winter 2013 Prada ad campaign. Pictures by Steven Meisel

While fellow super Kate Moss has never hung up her modelling shoes, and Cara Delevingne might be the current name on everyone's lips, they've got stiff competition from Turlington. Welcome back Christy, we've missed you.

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