After more than two decades since her last fashion show, Christy Turlington made her return to the runway yesterday at Marc Jacobs’ fall ’19 show.
The legendary model surprised the audience and closed off New York Fashion Week in a big way, capping off the show in a textured black midi dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline and black boots. Her hair was worn in a messy updo.
Christy Turlington on the catwalk at the Marc Jacobs fall ’19 show.
The 50-year-old walked a lot of runways in her prime, appearing throughout the ’90s in shows for all the biggest brands, from Versace to Oscar de la Renta to Calvin Klein.
But as it turns out, Turlington’s first major runway show was for Marc Jacobs himself at the spring ’88 shows in November 1987, when she was a fresh-faced 18-year-old.
Christy Turlington (L) celebrating with Marc Jacobs on the runway after a show for his label’s spring ’88 collection.
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The catwalk queen appeared on the runway with the designer in an unbuttoned silky blouse, which was paired with flared pants and shiny boots.
The humanitarian has maintained a relationship with Jacobs throughout the years — and although she’s been off the runway for two decades,