AceShowbiz - Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns returned to the catwalk for the first time in 30 years to close the Marc Jacobs fall 2019 show at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, February 13.
The ageless beauty hadn't been on a runway since 1989 before she strutted her stuff in a feathered black gown and matching headpiece.
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About tonight! OMG @themarcjacobs invited me to close his beautiful show tonight and I couldn’t resist. A. I have known and loved this man since I met him at age 16. B. I turned 50 this year and have arrived at a place where “Why the F not” is the answer that comes up when I ask myself questions. C. I have a 15 year old daughter who I desperately want to see and hear me and this is a medium that “speaks”to her. So, thank you’s are in order, @karliekloss @gigihadid and @kaiagerber and all the lovely young women I have met briefly in the recent past or met tonight. You are ALL women I would want my daughter to emulate in your grace, confidence and elegance. Always reassuring to have @guidopalau @diane.kendal @stephenjonesmillinery and @kegrand encouraging you on and making you look and feel your best. And while that muscle did not hurt as much as I would have thought to exercise again, after 20 plus years, I am not certain I could beat the experience of tonight or wish to try! Now I can say exactly when and for whom I last walked a runway and feel so proud of all the forces of nature who made it possible! 😘@1.800.newbold & Congratulations for all of the amazing people who put shows like this together. I am in awe of the efforts I was able to witness firsthand and truly appreciate from a new perspective over the last couple of days all the effort that goes in. Bravo!
Christy turned her back on the catwalk to pursue a college degree and became a cover girl and campaign muse upon her return to modelling, while launching the charity organisation Every Mother Counts, which raises awareness about pregnancy-related deaths and childbirth problems around the world.
Newlywed Karlie Kloss was also part of the Jacobs show after sitting out the fashion week catwalks for the past few years. She returned to the runway last year (18) to star in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.