Christie Brinkley, who has been honored with FN’s 2018 Style Influencer of the Year along with daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, has been in the spotlight for nearly four decades — so it comes as no surprise that her style has changed over the years.
The now-64-year-old star first rose to prominence in the late 1970s, when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. She made three consecutive appearances on the cover of the magazine beginning in 1979.
Christie Brinkley is seen at the Versailles Room at the Helmsley Palace in Manhattan in 1982.
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In the 1980s, the model gravitated toward classic pieces, choosing classic suits with power pumps for public appearances. Brinkley’s style at this time was focused on simple pieces, like solid-colored dresses and collared shirts.
As a supermodel, Brinkley’s looks have incorporated their fair share of glamour over the years, even with her tendency to go more basic when off-duty. At the Rita Hayworth Gala in 1992, she stepped out in a sparkly red gown with long sleeves and a plunging neckline. For footwear, she sported red pumps in the same bright shade as her gown.
Christie Brinkley wears a sparkly red gown in New York in 1992.
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