online marketing women profile: Christy Turlington

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Christy Turlington

Christy Nicole Turlington is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. She grew up in Danville, California, with a British commercial pilot father & Salvadoran flight attendant mother. She has also worked on various campaigns for Maybelline Cosmetic & Giorgio Armani, has appeared in several films about the fashion industry & was a co-founder of the now defunct Fashion Café.

Turlington can lay claim to a long list of accomplishments in the modeling industry, having had numerous million dollar contracts with companies like Maybelline, Chanel & 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 & most professional models in the business. In 1988, Christy along with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour & Tatjana Patitz became known as the first supermodels. Photographer Steven Meisel booked Christy, Naomi & Linda frequently & together they became known as the "Trinity".
During the 1990s, Christy appeared in Unzipped, a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, & the fashion mockumentary film Prêt-à-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 & premiered in 1996. The film followed Christy & her fellow models Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Kate Moss & Carla Bruni as they jetted around London, Milan, Paris & New York during Spring Fashion Week. It included rare footage of what goes on behind the scenes at big shows including fittings, parties, shopping & catfights. The film was shot in black & white & color, & featured many top designers at work like a young John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld & Gianni Versace 4 years before his death.

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