Famed nineties supermodel Christy Turlington is featured in
on the cover of the upcoming issue of W Magazine (update: with Penelope Cruz on the cover), and looks beyond stunning. The model, who is married to actor/director/screenwriter Ed Burns, posed for a series of pictures described as “Greco-Roman warrior-goddess.” The magazine also referred to her as “iconic.” I wonder if models like that word. It’s a compliment, but it also implies age, which I’m under the impression they’re rather phobic about.
While we’re on the subject of the Supermodel Comeback – which we think will be in the news for a while yet – it’s worth pointing out Christy Turlington’s stunning new shoot in the August issue of W magazine, titled “Champion”. The 39-year-old knockout, who as we mentioned has been re-signed as the face of German fashion house Escada, poses as a “Greco-Roman warrior-goddess” for photog Michael Thompson in old-school black-and-white. Talk about classical beauty – obviously all that yoga and being married to Ed Burns agrees with her.
Christy has also been working hard on behalf of maternal health issues. She’s spent a good deal of her time lobbying for help for fistula survivors and other dangerous pregnancy issues that especially effect third world countries.
Christy Turlington is no stranger to using her supermodel status to raise awareness – and she is now turning her attention to the health issues surrounding motherhood.
The mum-of-two, who is married to actor Ed Burns, recently joined former Spice girl Geri Halliwell in Washington to lobby politicians for legislation to promote maternal health around the world – noting that one woman every minute dies during childbirth.
“I’m a mum, so maternal health is very important to me,” Turlington – an ambassador for humanitarian organisation CARE – tells Contactmusic.Com. “I’ve had safe deliveries for both my children because I have had access to skilled medical care. Yet for too many women in the developing world, pregnancy and childbirth is a serious life-and-death issue.”
[From UK Vogue]
Here are Christy’s photos from the W Magazine spread. I think they are some of the most gorgeous and stunning ones I’ve seen in a long time.
Written by JayBird
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