The fashion industry has another one nepo child. Her name is Grace Burns and she is the daughter of supermodel Christy Turlington and actor and producer Brian Burns. At 19, she climbed a catwalk for the first time to follow in the footsteps of her mother, one of the great supermodels of the 90s, who made history with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crowford or Kate Moss by signing millionaire contracts with companies such as Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani or Maybeline.
Grace Burns topped a runway in Italy for the first time to celebrate LuisaViaRoma x British Vogue Runway Icons, an event created by the British magazine to celebrate global fashion. For her runway debut, Grace Burns wore a white Victoria Beckham gown paired with long black gloves. «I am very grateful for this perfection of experience that I experienced in my first show. I have been blessed. Thinking of each of the people who made it possible. I wish it was possible to hug you all (…) Grateful as hell,” Burns commented on her Instagram, where she posted some pics from the show.
Although this was Grace Burns’ official debut in the fashion world, for months the young woman has been getting closer and closer to her mother’s profession. Together with her he attended the fashion shows and parties of the last fashion weeks. Together with her, he also sat in the front row at the Fendi show and also accompanied her to various parties. During this time, Burns was also featured on the cover of ‘Muse’ magazine. When the magazine issue came out, Christy Turlington posted an Instagram post in which he said, “She is my muse.”
Though Grace Burns continues with her college education, she’s also had time in recent months to star in a Carolina Herrera campaign with her mother. Everything seems to indicate that one of Burns’ plans is to try her luck in the fashion world, where her mother is an institution.
His name joins that of many other sons of models who are following in the family footsteps. Lila Moss, daughter of Kate Moss, like Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crowford, are increasingly in demand by brands. Without going any further, Lila Moss has recently been the image of one of the Zadar summer campaigns. We were also able to see the first steps of Ever Anderson, daughter of Milla Jovovich, who has just starred in a Marc Jacobs campaign, and Mingus Reedus, son of Helena Christensen, who has already walked for brands such as Versace.
During the 90s, Christy Turlington was one of the most influential models. After appearing on Peter Lindbergh’s famous cover of Vogue, she was one of those chosen by George Michael to appear in the video for the song. Freedom, along with Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and the late Tatjana Patitz. In an interview with S Moda, where she was on the cover, Turlington opened up about her memories of her time: “It was an iconic time for fashion and music, but I never think back or feel nostalgic. I live in the present and if you don’t ask me I don’t think about it. Even though now that my daughter is 19 and the 90s are all the rage, she surprises me. But hey, everything is cyclical, in that decade we were obsessed with the seventies and it’s always the same. Of all shapes, For me the big moment was right at the end of the eighties, that is when I started and everything was new to me”.
In that interview, the model also talked about her facet as an activist. He is behind the creation of the organization Everything is fine Mother Count, an initiative to prevent the death of women in childbirth in developing countries. Currently, more than 300,000 do not survive and 98% of these cases are preventable. Turlington She was one of the first people to speak publicly about a traumatic experience for all of us who lived through it: complications resulting from a bad expulsion of the placenta during the birth of her daughter Grace, born in 2004, made her lose her liters of blood, an almost certain cause of death if there are no means available.
Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss in 1995.