Supermodel and mom Christy Turlington has appeared over the last two decades in numerous fashion shows, runways, billboards and red carpet events and has been the driving image for major brands like Chanel, Valentino and Calvin Klein. But this year she comes back and collaborates and poses with her 8-year old daugher Grace for a luxury-lifestyle campaign.
Grace followed her mother’s footsteps and stepped out into the modeling scene as the face of Young Versace. Now the mother-daughter modeling duo appear in a campaign for DuJour, a luxury lifestyle print and digital magazine just making its debut.
Turlington quit modeling in 1994 at her peak at the young age of 25. "I thought, you know what? I'd rather end it when I want to end it, rather than somebody else doing it for me," she told DuJour. "I never really thought it was going to last that long anyway."
Post-modeling days took Turlington to graduate cum laude from New York University in 1999, launched smokingisugly.com after he father died of lung cancer and funded and directed a documentary called "No Woman, No Cry" in 2010. The film follows four pregnant women around the world, but begins very personally with footage from Turlington’s own traumatic birthing experience: "I thought some people might perceive it as, 'Oh, what's a model doing in this?'" Turlington told DuJour. "But hopefully that falls away. I'm just like any of the other women in terms of giving birth-you're always vulnerable in that state, and you always need support."
Turlington truly is a supermom above being a supermodel and we loved the recent article. DuJour even reported that Turlington’s organization, Every Mother Counts have helped decrease preventable pregnancy-related deaths, by nearly 50% in just two years, partially due to her activism.
"It's been interesting to be in a profession where there's all this projection around beauty and youth, and people assume that you care-and I feel like I'm not playing the game," she told DuJour. "I've always liked myself more every year in terms of who I am and the person I've become. I can't imagine denying everything that comes with that."
With such an incredible role model, we can only imagine the career that awaits beautiful, young Grace Burns. For more on Christy Turlington and her positive endeavors check out the video below.