Christy Turlington biography
Bio:Christy Nicole Turlington is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. She has also worked on various campaigns for Maybelline Cosmetic and Giorgio Armani, has appeared in several films about the fashion industry and was a co-founder of the now defunct Fashion Cafe.
Turlington has several accomplishments in the modeling industry, having had numerous million dollar contracts with companies like Maybelline, Chanel and Calvin Klein. Although she is known as one of the most successful supermodels in history, Christy has rejected the 'supermodel' label. She is widely respected in the fashion industry as one of the friendliest and most professional models in the business. In 1988, Christy along with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle MacPherson, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour and Tatjana Patitz became known as the first supermodels. Photographer Steven Meisel booked Christy, Naomi and Linda frequently and together they became known as the "Trinity".
During the 1990s, she appeared in Unzipped, a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the fashion mockumentary film Pret-a-Porter by famed director Robert Altman. Additionally, she was featured in Catwalk, a documentary covering life on the fashion runways, by director Robert Leacock. The documentary was filmed in 1993 and premiered in 1996. The film followed Christy and her fellow models Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Kate Moss and Carla Bruni as they jetted around London, Milan, Paris and New York during Spring Fashion Week. It included rare footage of what goes on behind the scenes at big shows including fittings, parties, shopping and catfights. The film was shot in black and white and color, and featured many top designers at work like a young John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace 4 years before his death.
Turlington also appeared in two music videos. Best friend and fellow model Yasmin Le Bon got her husband Simon LeBon of Duran Duran to feature Christy in their 'Notorious' video in 1986, as well as the album cover. In 1990, singer George Michael drew inspiration from Peter Lindbergh's January 1990 British Vogue cover (which features Christy, Naomi, Linda, Cindy and Tatjana) for his 'Freedom' video. The video featured all top 5 female models along with their top 5 male counterparts, lip-syncing the song.
On June 7, 2003 she married actor/filmmaker Edward Burns in a ceremony with U2 frontman Bono acting father of the bride. Burns and Turlington have two children: a daughter Grace born October 25, 2003 and a son Finn born February 2006. They have a dog named 'MicSpic' after Turlington's Hispanic and Burns' Irish heritage. On August 11, 2006 Women's Wear Daily reported that Turlington signed a multiyear contract with Maybelline, marking her return to the company that made her famous with its 'Maybe She's Born With It' ad campaign.
Campaigns:Anne Klein, Anne Klein II, Ann Taylor, Avon, Atelier Versace, Balenciaga, Barneys, Bloomingdales, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein 'Contradiction' & 'Eternity' fragrances, Canon, Cerruti 1881, Chanel, Christian Dior Haute couture, Chloe, Complice, Dolce & Gabbana, Elegance, Elle.com, Ellen Tracy Co., Episode, Express, FreshLook 'Eyes', Gemey, Gerald Darel, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace Couture, H&M, Jade, Jil Sander, Kenar, Lanvin, Laurel, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Luciano Soprani, Mango, Mani, Mario Valentino, MaxMara, Maybelline, Michael Kors, Michii Moon, Migoscha, Mondi, Next, Nine West, North Beach Leather, Nuala, Oscar de la Renta, Perry Ellis, Prada, Puma, Rena Lange, Revlon, Roberto Coin, Roberto Verino, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shiseido, Strenesse Blue, Strenesse Group, Trussardi, Valentino, Versace, X-O-X-O, Yves Saint Laurent
Covers:Vogue (UK, France, Spain, Japan, Germany, Australia, Korea), Elle (US, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Malaysia, Portugal, Japan), Cosmopolitan (Spain, US, Italy, France), Elle Topmodel, Marie Claire, Glamour, L'Officiel, Mirabella, Mademoiselle, W, American Photographer, Frank, Bride's, New Woman, Red, Harper's Bazaar, Easy Living, Tatler, Self, Latina, Shape, Diablo, Lei, Amica, Qvest, Woman, Vanity Fair, Cleo
Fashion shows:Chanel, Gianfranco Ferre, Claude Montana, Jil Sander, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Martin Sitbon, Todd Oldham, Ghost, Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, Ozbek, Balmain, Gianni Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein