Christy Turlington’s Age Issue Vogue August 2009

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Last’s year Age(less) Issue was fronted by Kate Moss looking all groomed and perfectly lady-ish, so inappropriate for the real Kate Moss! But look at Vogue now! Christy Turlington covering Vogue‘s Age Issue, August 2009?

A real treat! It would have been great if it wasn’t for the mass retouching and Photoshopping-sleeking-evening. Who knows, maybe Christy really ended up looking like a 40-year-old (real) woman! (the story continues with more pictures right after the jump!)

Christy Turlington Vogue August 2009 cover

The cover photo is signed by Steven Klein (via the zealous Photoshop retouching team) and the inside editorial’s photographer is Alex Majoli. If you were expecting something model-ish for Christy in this age issue by Vogue, don’t hold your breath! Her story is all about filming in Guatemala (a documentary called No woman, no cry portraying the third world motherhood), getting a masters degree at Columbia University, bonus a picture with her family (actor husband Ed Burns and two children Grace and Finn). Not bad. I guess they were out of Angelina-refugees camps news and happy-family image stories with Natalia Vodianova and her aristocratic family.

Christy Turlington Vogue August 2009

If you’re not into humanitarian projects, retro-dressing-walking-on-the-beach-with-your-numerous-family, you’re not a successful 40-year-old woman after Vogue standards! (photos via)

Christy Turlington Vogue August 2009 humanitarian

Christy Turlington Vogue August 2009 family


#1 Ellington on 07.14.09 at 9:52 am

This is an issue that I will get. I like and admire Christy Turlington she is a woman of substance.
Kpriss, your tone in this piece sounds rather sardonic to me.
I do not understand why?
I thought that you liked Ms. Turlington?
I also find your tone rather strange considering that you seem to was lyrical about Emma Watson and Diane Kruger. Two very attractive women but who, in my opinion have not done much of value film wise (I can NEVER remember Diane K. in any movies and Emma W. is a one trick pony (so far) in terms of film acting) or for others in terms of doing something in the world, like Christy and Angelina. I know that you are not a fan of Angelina but I say that one cannot dispute the work that she has done and still does for and with the UN.
I don’t know maybe I am reading too much into the tone and timbre of your comments regarding this Vogue article?

#2 Adriana on 07.14.09 at 12:07 pm

The supers portrayed for Vogue Italia July 2009 doesn’t look their age either and are also photoshopped and whatever. In the end no model or woman on a cover or shoot for a fashion magazine looks her real age anymore. Whatever……
I like Christy anyway I’ve always found her the most pretty and most interesting one of the supers. She also has the best husband! I like Ed Burns a lot. He’s one of my fave actors. Nice to see the family Burns all together for a change.
The documentary “No woman, nor cry” was the reason Christy couldn’t show up at the Met Gala this year.

#3 Daydreamer on 07.15.09 at 5:19 am

I admire Christy for her work as supermodel and activist. This is an issue that I need to have. It’s important for people to know all these activist do besides what Angelina works on. There are so many things that people in developing countries need.So these is the real deal plus the cover looks ageless to me.

#4 Adriana on 07.15.09 at 6:17 am

Speaking about activists Vivienne Westwood was as guest at the UK’s Jonathan Ross at Friday show. Eccentric, funny and lovely as always Dame Vivienne had also a firm message about our environment. Our existence.
NY Times’ The Cut noticed it too and posted only half of her performance/interview (Part 1, Part 2).

Kpriss, I know this is very off-topic but speaking about activists and being ageless? I hope you don’t mind? I want to be like Vivienne when I’m 68! Being awake and aware of what’s going on in this world. In our world. Being ageless is more than looking good.

Daydreamer, I hope it’s okay I’m asking you since you’re Thai as you wrote, do you live in the US?

#5 kpriss on 07.15.09 at 7:50 am

Oh, Adriana, thanks for those links! I’ve had them open in my tabs somewhere (along with hundred of other interesting subjects I’d like to share with you) but I really pressed the play button and because I wanted to answer some of the questions raised here, I stopped halfway through! But it’s an amazing story, Dame Viv is great as always!

soo, let me start with Angelina: she has been somewhat of a role model for me so many years, I sometimes forgot where to draw the line between her real life person and her movie characters. For few years, however (ever since she started this Pitt-era), Angelina diluted herself in her motherhood and children-involving areas. Which is not a bad thing. But it’s like she’s running away from something. Like she’s favoring that area of her life because she doesn’t have much to brag about in other aspects of her glamorous existence. And that is sad. That is what took Angie away from me and imposed Angelina, a conventional-cold, mother above all, semi-public person whose skinniness and lip-plumpness self add to her mysterious aura more than portray her as a happy, accomplished woman.

Christy Turlington has always been a favorite model of mine. favorite person, if I have the mindless audacity to think what you see is what you get. I think she was sufficiently involved in the modelling/fashion industry to know how it all works and to get greased up with all that magic fashion oil attracting young girls like moths to the hot flame, blindly getting burned in the process. But she came out holding her head up, in time becoming one of the first (models) branding herself through a clothing label (Adidas). I admire her work, her charity involvement and dedication as well as her family life accomplishments. But this Vogue piece is rather strange. Besides being faithful to Photoshop enhancements, Vogue gets close enough to Christy but not enough to the entire message.

I think the right idea behind an ageless anything is doing what your heart tells you to. Doing the right thing, doing the good thing. No matter the age, you can do the right thing. That’s ageless.

(if I lost myself in the “admiring” stories, I’ll get back with details, just let me know!)

#6 anom on 07.16.09 at 1:51 pm

Luv Christy T but VOGUE covers are so horrible. When you can make Christy Turlington look bad but you’re the pinnicle of fashion / beauty it is time to take stock of yourself.

#7 Daydreamer on 07.17.09 at 4:11 am

Adriana, I am living here in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s free asking questions to me. I love being asked! :)

#8 Adriana on 07.17.09 at 4:52 am

Daydreamer, thanks. I was just curious. I won’t hestitate the next time. :)
Grrrr….never been to Thailand while most people I know have….:(

#9 Daydreamer on 07.21.09 at 3:26 am

Come here, now.

#10 Adriana on 07.22.09 at 7:22 am

You will be my guide then? Or tell me where to go in such a big, crowded city as Bangkok is?

Daydreamer, don’t laugh now. I’ve watched the same documentary like 10 times or so (???) on Discovery or a channel like that. It’s about Buddhist monks who has a sanctuary for tigers in your country. They save them and live with the animals. In my wildest dreams I do support these. I know this sound silly. I’m not rich though. Not rich enough, I’m satisfied with what I have though.

#11 Daydreamer on 07.22.09 at 8:31 am

Yep, I think it’s a temple at the north, not so sure. I’ve never been there yet but since lots of foreign medias cover this story, many of Thais are now interested in it. It’s cool!!

In big city like Bangkok where you can find tons of ugly sky-high buildings(at least they could be designed beautifully), you will always find cultural accents in every minute.

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