Sports Illustrated has been celebrating and showcasing a greater variety of women within the last several years in its iconic Swimsuit Issue. Representation of different bodies and ages have been seen inside its pages, where they once weren't. And in the new edition out this month, Christie Brinkley makes a return to the glossy at the age of 63.
Brinkley, who was once a mainstay of SI and covered the annual swim issues in 1979, 1980, and 1981, shared an Instagram preview of the new spread yesterday, which also co-stars her daughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook. For those keeping track, that makes for an editorial spanning six decades, as Joel is 31 and Cook is 18.
"Thank you Sports Illustrated for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size," Brinkley says of the beautiful shot that shows each model in a black suit, all different silhouettes, "and we do not come with an expiration date!"
We have to agree. It's an inspiring message about body positively and age that all women can benefit from, and hopefully one that SI will continue to build upon for many swimsuit issues to come.
Scroll down to see Brinkley make her return to the magazine's pages alongside her daughters.
Yes! I am excited to announce that I am back in @si_swimsuit ..I figured with my gorgeous daughters @alexarayjoel and @sailorbrinkleycook by my side whose going to be looking at me! Oh and My kids think I walk on water, so let's not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface. For a preview check out @people.com ..and thank you Sports Illustrated for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date! ????????psI can’t wait to see everyone at VIBES on Feb 17th and 18th in Houston! #proudmomhere!
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