Christy Turlington’s daughter Grace Burns, 19, proves she’s inherited her mother’s supermodel genes as she makes her Milan Fashion Week debut in a sheer floral dress
She is the daughter of legendary supermodel Christy Turlington.
It was no surprise that Grace Burns held her own on the catwalk when she made her Milan Fashion Week debut on Thursday.
Strutting her stuff down the catwalk, the 19-year-old model looked sensational in a floral one-shoulder dress at the Alberta Ferretti show.
Daring to go braless, the sheer garment clung to her incredible figure as she walked past the other models.
A pair of strappy heels boosted her model frame, while her raven locks were slicked back to show off her stunning facial features.
Seeing double: Grace channeled her supermodel mother (right, in 1993) as she made her Milan Fashion Week debut at the Alberta Ferretti show on Thursday
Christy, 54, shares Grace with actor husband Edward Burns, 55. The couple are also parents to 17-year-old son Finn Burns.
Grace made her runway debut in June when she attended the LuisaViaRoma & British Vogue Runway Icons show at Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence.
Before that, she worked for fashion designer Caroline Herrera in April.
Grace posted images on her Instagram page of herself holding up a Herrera bag during a Georgina Millet shoot.
The rising star cleverly expressed her gratitude for modeling in her caption, “Grateful beyond words to have had the privilege and opportunity to be a part of this experience!
‘All the love in the world to every divine human who made this possible!!!!!!!! Tears of love and love and more love!!!! Xxxxxxx.”
Christy became one of the most successful models in history thanks to her cover girl looks and enviable figure, but in Apple TV+ docuseries The Super Models she revealed how she was punished for a slight fluctuation in her weight at the age of 26.
She told of the shocking moment she was removed from a catwalk show in Paris because she had gained ‘a bit of weight’ after quitting smoking.
Working: The 19-year-old model strutted her stuff down the catwalk and looked sensational in a one-shoulder floral dress
Stunning: She dared to go braless and the see-through garment clung to her incredible figure as she walked past the other models
“I remember I was in Paris for couture in 1996 and I gained a little weight because I had stopped smoking, and… I got released from a show,” the mother of two recalls.
But instead of feeling pressured to diet or change her fitness regimen, Christy was inspired to step away from working as a full-time model and turn her attention to education.
She explained, “I remember feeling like, ‘Well, I’m not going to let this make me feel bad. I just made a decision for myself, which is probably one of the best decisions I’ve made.
“And so maybe this is the right time. I don’t want to subject myself to any more.”
The supermodel went on to study at New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy.
The model opened up about her university experience, claiming these were the “most important years of my life.”
She said: “Those were some of the most important years of my life because that’s when I was able to really invest in myself and who my future self would be.
‘I just found so much inspiration to do so many other things. It was such an incredible four years.”
Learned from the best! It wasn’t surprising that Grace was a pro on the catwalk as she is the daughter of legendary supermodel Christy (pictured in October)
Twice as much fun: Grace made her catwalk debut in June, before working for fashion designer Caroline Herrera in April (in the photo she is modeling for the brand with her mother)
THE NEW NEPO MODELS
There are all kinds of nepo babies.
Think of the actors with famous people (like Maya Hawke’s mother Uma Thurman and father Ethan Hakwe) and even business people (before Donald Trump became famous, he worked at the firm of his father, Fred Trump, a New York City real estate developer owned by Elizabeth Trump & Son).
Now there are nepo models, new models with famous model mothers.
And the list seems to grow every year.
Here’s a look at the best Nepo models working today.
By Heidi Parker
KENDALL JENNER, 27
Her parents are TV producer and star Kris Jenner and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner. She started as an Estee Lauder model and is now a top earner. She already has a dozen Vogue covers to her name and has starred in campaigns for Versace and Fendi. She also does 818 oral products Tequila and Moon.
KENDALL JENNER, 27 Her parents are TV producer and star Kris Jenner and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner
GIGI HADID, 27
Her mother is Yolanda Foster, now Yolanda Hadid from Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. Her father is real estate investor Mohamed Hadid. She started as a Guess model and was then groomed by Vogue. Her romance with Zayn Malik increased her fame and they had a child named Khai Hadid Malik. She continues to work steadily.
GIGI HADID, 27 Her mother is Yolanda Foster, now Yolanda Hadid from Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
BELLA HADID, 26
After her sister Gigi became a major model, this rider dipped her toes into the field and was welcomed with open arms. She got jobs for Chrome Hearts and Nike. Now she is a top model who collaborates with Bulgari and Versace. Her love life is also quite interesting as she romanced The Weeknd.
BELLA HADID, 26 After her sister Gigi became a major model, this rider dipped her toes into the field and was welcomed with open arms
KAIA GERBER, 21
Her mother is Cindy Crawford and her father is the founder of Casamigos and Rande Gerber, George Clooney’s best friend. Kaia started modeling as a child and then took a break. At the age of 16, she entered the field in New York, working non-stop for Chanel. During COVID-19, she took a step back and stayed home with her parents in Malibu. Now she is back and working hard. She is also dating Elvis star Austin Butler.
KAIA GERBER, 21 Her mother is Cindy Crawford and her father is the founder of Casamigos and Rande Gerber, best friend of George Clooney
LILA GRACE MOSS HACK, 20
This British star comes from the modeling world. Her mother is Kate Moss and her father is Jefferson Hack; her aunt is Lottie Moss. She started working as a teenager and is now a top name on the catwalk. This year she was seen at the Saint Laurent show in Paris.
LILA GRACE, 20 This British star comes from the modeling world. Her mother is Kate Moss and her father is Jefferson Hack; her aunt is Lottie Moss
LENI KLUM, 19
Leni Klum’s mother is Heidi Klum and her father is Flavio Briatore, although singer Seal was the father who adopted and raised her. Born in New York City in 2004, she started acting in films such as Heidi Does Halloween (2020), Germany’s Next Topmodel (2006) and Leute heute (1997). She now works as a model representing Dior and Michael Kors. At Coachella she impressed in a bikini top.
Leni Klum’s mother is Heidi Klum and her father is Flavio Briatore, although singer Seal was the father who adopted and raised her
HAILEY BIEBER, 26
This star was raised in Arizona by her father, actor Stephen Baldwin. Her uncle is Alec Baldwin. She started modeling as a young teenager in New York, working with surf brands and tennis shoe companies before shooting covers for Elle and Marie Claire. She is now an A-lister representing Versace. She is married to Justin Bieber.
HAILEY BALDWIN, 26 This star was raised in Arizona by her father, actor Stephen Baldwin. Her uncle is Alec Baldwin