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Christie Brinkley Shares Physique-Constructive Message with 1977 Bikini Pic That 'Brought on a Stir'

Christie Brinkley Shares Body-Positive Message with 1977 Bikini Pic That 'Caused a Stir'


Christie Brinkley has graced the covers of many magazines, however she’s beginning off 2020 by taking a visit down reminiscence lane and searching again at a few of her legendary editorial shoots.

The swimsuit mannequin, 65, shared a photograph of her June 1977 Cosmopolitan journal cowl on Instagram, and revealed the backstory behind the bikini-clad picture.


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In 1977 this bathing go well with induced a stir! On the time all of the bikinis have been low slung on the hip.This excessive leg minimize leg made the hip a brand new erogenous zone. I couldn’t determine tips on how to put it on as only one string holds all of it collectively! Francesco Scavullo shot all of the covers for #cosmopolitan again then . He had an enormous umbrella with a string that ran from the center of the umbrella which contained a light-weight to the tip of your nostril . You have been in good gentle on the finish of that string. They didn’t have retouching again then so that they actually perfected the make up and each strand of hair. I keep in mind was frightened that I regarded fats. I’m so glad that in the present day our business appreciates all sizes and styles so we will simply concentrate on being wholesome. Not cookie cutter. Nonetheless there’s something in some younger women that usually makes them really feel they only don’t measure up . I used to be considered one of them. I look again at these and suppose that fear was such a waste of time. If solely the attitude we achieve with age that elevates the troubles may very well be absorbed by the youthful technology however I do suppose shifting the main focus to feeling nice is a superb step in the precise route. Simply considering out loud as I sift via a number of pictures . Wishing everybody an incredible day ( and decade! ) #1977 #kamali #swimsuit #cowl #christiebrinkley #cosmo #

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“In 1977 this bathing go well with induced a stir! On the time all of the bikinis have been low slung on the hip,” Brinkley wrote. “This excessive leg minimize leg made the hip a brand new erogenous zone.”

Brinkley, who was 23 on the time, wore a Norma Kamali iridescent purple halter bikini high with a sweetheart-style neckline and a connecting high-cut ruched backside.

“I couldn’t determine tips on how to put it on as only one string holds all of it collectively!” she added in regards to the go well with.

She goes on to level out that there was no “retouching again then,” so she had some insecurities in regards to the photograph.

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“I keep in mind was frightened that I regarded fats,” she stated. “I’m so glad that in the present day our business appreciates all sizes and styles so we will simply concentrate on being wholesome. Not cookie cutter. Nonetheless there’s something in some younger women that usually makes them really feel they only don’t measure up. I used to be considered one of them.”

She continued: “I look again at these and suppose that fear was such a waste of time. If solely the attitude we achieve with age that elevates the troubles may very well be absorbed by the youthful technology however I do suppose shifting the main focus to feeling nice is a superb step in the precise route. Simply considering out loud as I sift via a number of pictures.”

The mom of three has opened up about self love, and has publicly inspired her daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 34, and Sailor Brinkley Prepare dinner, 21, to like their our bodies.

In 2017, Brinkley and her two daughters posed collectively for the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit problem and on the time, Sailor opened up about her personal struggles with physique picture.

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I’ve had points with my physique picture since earlier than I may even keep in mind. I grew up not loving how I regarded and felt held again due to it. I do not know why I all the time felt that means, certain I had child fats and undoubtedly went by a plethora of awkward phases, however I had a household that cherished me i had pals who made me snicker and so on. However for some purpose I nonetheless regarded within the mirror and all the time in some way discovered one thing to select on. I went from being “too fats” to “too skinny” to “too muscular” and I by no means felt glad. My physique and I’ve been by all of it. However lately I’ve been liberated. I’m wholesome, i deal with myself effectively, and for that i am glad. I’ve regarded within the mirror and been capable of LOVE the issues about my physique that magnificence norms deem ‘undesirable’. I now have grown to know that my physique is worthy of so many nice issues. I do not have to be a measurement zero to consider in myself. My physique carries me every day, it loves the individuals i like, it holds what makes me wholesome and robust, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That’s okay and that’s lovely. I couldn’t be extra grateful to the attractive and robust @mj_day for together with me on this years Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Situation 😩❤ That is greater than {a magazine} to me and all the time has been. As a rising younger girl SI confirmed me all our bodies are completely different and all our bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thanks thanks @si_swimsuit for celebrating my lovely mama, my lovely sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!! How fortunate am i?! 😩😍😍 i feel I am dreaming. 😭😩😩 thanks!!!!!!! ❤ (Additionally, thanks @hayleythorpeholla and @v_beast and everybody at @dogpound for altering my life 😭❤) Extra to come back!!!!!!!!

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“I’ve had points with my physique picture since earlier than I may even keep in mind,” Brinkley Prepare dinner wrote on Instagram. “I grew up not loving how I regarded and felt held again due to it … I don’t have to be a measurement zero to consider in myself. My physique carries me every day, it loves the individuals I like, it holds what makes me wholesome and robust, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That’s okay and that’s lovely…As a rising younger girl SI confirmed me all our bodies are completely different and all our bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thanks thanks @si_swimsuit for celebrating my lovely mama, my lovely sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!!”

Alexa Ray additionally opened up on Instagram, posting pictures of the SI Swim shoot.

“Let’s STOP degrading and START celebrating ourselves and others, from each the within AND out. 👑🕊🦋There’s far an excessive amount of degradation, competitors, insecurity, and unhealthy requirements related to ladies and their bodies- notably on social-media … We’re all good, simply as we’re. Please know that. Thanks @si_swimsuit for showcasing all heights, shapes, and sizes. For inside our distinctions, our quirks, and our self-perceived ‘flaws’… therein lies the wonder.”


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~’Twas a most humbling and rewarding honor to be part of your February problem.🌹👑🖤 Thanks @si_swimsuit & @mj_day for making me really feel so at residence. This was a lesson in studying to let go, make the leap, and embrace myself from each the within AND out- which is one thing I battle with every day. My objective is to now move alongside this lesson of unconditional self-love and self-respect to each girl who’s keen to hear. As soon as once more, from the underside of my coronary heart… Thank You.~

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In a second submit she added, “This was a lesson in studying to let go, make the leap, and embrace myself from each the within AND out- which is one thing I battle with every day. My objective is to now move alongside this lesson of unconditional self-love and self-respect to each girl who’s keen to hear.”