27 years after she wowed the world in a metal bikini, supermodel Helena Christensen sizzles in it again
Helena Christensen was "badass" enough to pose in the same Thierry Mugler bikini which she had first worn in the year 1991
This August InStyle magazine issue is all about "badass women" and celebrating women who are able to "get things done". The issue includes Serena Williams, Monica Lewinsky, and fashion industry veterans like Helena Christensen. Christensen was seen sporting the same Thierry Mugler bikini that she had first worn in the year 1991 and took to the streets of NYC to show it off.
The stunning 49-year-old model was seen and photographed all over the city wearing a variety of sexy and plunging swimsuits as on-lookers walk in the background. One of the suits that she chose to wear was the same metal Thierry Mugler designed one which she had worn 27 years ago. Christensen took to Instagram to share, "It was a tight squeeze then and it’s a tight squeeze now but I did it" showing off her then and now photos.
As she strutted her stuff through the financial district, she admitted that she had to bob and duck away from outstretched arms carrying cell phones but true New Yorkers she said, "could give a shit about what anyone looks like. I was just another weirdo strolling downtown on my way to work".
In the feature, she spoke about what made her wear close to nothing outside all day. "We all look more or less the same, and we all have our bodies and body issues, so I thought, ‘Just get with it'," she said. Helena Christensen has been in the fashion industry for over 30 years now and she is totally comfortable with the out-of-the-ordinary work and embraces them wholeheartedly.
"Even though it can be awkward and uncomfortable, it adds something to my life. I like what [modeling] adds. I think it’s important to try all kinds of things in our relatively short lives," she revealed. Christensen also had a very interesting and crazy experience last year when she was joined by her fellow supermodels, Carla Bruni, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer on the Versace runway to pay tribute to the late Gianni Versace on the 20th anniversary of his death.
On that night, she was able to secure around 30,000 followers on Instagram and said,"I thought my phone was malfunctioning. It was so much bigger than I had imagined. Afterward, the other girls from the show were just standing there with tears in their eyes and hugging us. It became very emotional. I hope that Gianni [Versace] felt that energy coming from earth. He definitely would have."
Apart from being badass enough to sport the same outfit, she did 27 years ago (most of us would not dare to wear the same outfit from even two years ago!), she is a photographer, co-founder, and creative director of Nylon magazine, a shopkeeper, and runs a creative agency with her friend and designer, Camilla Staerk. Christensen's advice on unleashing your inner badass is "Try your best. Just make that effort. Be fricking cool. It’s really not that hard".