Supermodel Christy Turlington is styled by Azza Yousif in fall-winter 2019 looks from Maison Margiela, Rick Owens, The Row and more for London-based fashion retailer Matches Fashion’s first-ever brand campaign. Christy is joined by Moonlight actor Ashton Sanders in the total campaign, lensed by Chloe Le Drezen
Supermodel Christy Turlington and designer Marc Jacobs made a big splash in February when Christy closed out the Marc Jacobs fall 2019 show, returning to the runway after more than 20 years. Always committed to following her own north star, the original supermodel left the runway at age 25, returning in the year she turned 50.
Christy Turlington extends her long friendship with Marc Jacobs, fronting the fall 2019 ad campaign lensed by Steven Meisel. Katie Grand styles the maternal health activist in bird of paradise, gallery-worthy black and white studio portraits. For beauty, Pat McGrath works on makeup with hair by Guido Palau.
Salvadorian-American activist supermodel Christy Turlington Burns has three covers for the May 2019 issue of Vogue Mexico. Photographer Alique captures Christy styled by Celia Azoulay in Altuzarra, Isabel Marant and Tory Burch.
Christy Turlington was one of the first top models to embrace activism and leveraging her global popularity to turn her gaze on others and not her supermodel self. To reach her goal, Turlington founded Every Mother Counts in 2010.
The nonprofit engages and mobilizes new audiences to support maternal health programs around the world, including the United States where maternal deaths among women of color and women living in states like Texas are skyrocketing. The closure of Planned Parenthood clinics in red states has caused maternal death rates in Texas to reach third-w0rld levels.
90s supermodel Christy Turlington Burns hasn’t walked the fashion runway for 25 years. But Turlington rose to the occasion on Wednesday evening, closing the Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 show. Current stars like Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber also walked, but Christy owned the night, writing a lengthy post about her experience on Instagram.
"Marc Jacobs invited me to close his beautiful show tonight and I couldn't resist," she wrote. "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."
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Giving Birth in America is a documentary series that examines some of the reasons for the alarming current statistics about maternal mortality rates in the US, where the US finds itself with maternal mortality stats ranking at the very bottom of the developed world. The series is presented by Every Mother Counts, the non-profit founded by Christy Turlington Burns in 2011, dedicated to making childbirth safe for women everywhere. This fifth and most recent episode, California, focuses on Dr. Cristina Gamboa, an OB-GYN in Watsonville who provides pre-natal health care to an immigrant farmworker from Mexico with a high-risk pregnancy.
Christy Turlington Burns discusses her new documentary, made with ‘Every Mother Counts’ and ‘Giving Birth in America’ director/producer Clancy McCarty in the October 2018 issue of C Magazine.
Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns covers the October 2018 issue of C Magazine. Alison Edmond styles Turlington in noble origins looks from Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors and more for images by Pamela Hanson.
Christy meets with C Magazine at the New York City headquarters of Every Mother Counts, the non-profit organization Turlington Burns founded in 2010. Gracing more than 1,000 magazine covers for more than three decades is a part of her legacy, but Turlington Burns has a different primary purpose now. “Running an organization and raising a family forces you to prioritize. You can’t do everything at the same time,” she says. “Someone once told me, ‘You have to sequence.’ So, for me, that means family, EMC, and I guess I take the last sliver!”
The organization has raised more than $21 million, and has expanded its grant portfolio to include Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States. And while maternal mortality has dropped worldwide, according to UNICEF, from 532,000 in 1990 to 303,000 in 2015, the rate of maternal mortality in America is rising, as analyzed by the Global Burden of Disease. It’s widely believed that much of this change is being driven by Republican policies determined to close down Planned Parenthood, often the only women’s health clinic in poor areas of America. Texas, for example, now has the maternal death rate of a third world country.