An ex-Vogue editor created a social media storm when she made the statement that Helena Christensen “was too old” to wear a bustier.
Christensen is a well-known supermodel, and at 50, continues to be an inspiration for young models.
Christensen’s modeling career took off in 1986 when she won the Miss Universe Denmark crown at age 17. Since then, she has graced many runway shows including Prada, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, and Valentino. She went on to become one of the most famous models in the world in the 90s.
However, it seems that there are still people who have a bone to pick with her fashion choice.
Alexandra Shulman, a former editor of British Vogue, recently said that Christensen was “too old” to wear a bustier and that it should be considered a “tacky” outfit.
The supermodel had worn a lacy black bustier top for fellow model Gigi Hadid’s birthday. A few days later, Christensen posted a picture of herself on Instagram proudly wearing the same lacy garment that didn’t make the ex-Vogue editor happy.
"Let’s continue to elevate and support each other, all you beautiful, smart, fun, sexy, hardworking, talented, nurturing women out there ❤ #ooopssheworeabustieragain
@camillastaerk @talilennox," she wrote.
This isn’t the first time Christensen has posed in a sexy outfit. She recently wore the same metal bikini she had originally worn in 1991.
Christensen’s Instagram reaction was a response to an article that was published on the Daily Mail "ALEXANDRA SHULMAN'S NOTEBOOK: I’m sorry Helena Christensen, you ARE too old to wear that" by the former British Vogue editor.
Shulman first started by saying that "Helena Christensen is usually the most stylishly understated of the supermodels."
"At the peak of her career, she always looked utterly scrumptious in a simple dress and flat shoes, wore no make-up and liked to hang out with girlfriends." She continued, and then went on to remark that it had been disappointing to have seen her in that outfit.
"So why last week, at the age of 50, did she decide to pitch up at Gigi Hadid’s 24th birthday party in a tacky, black lace bustier?" Shulman wrote.
Even though Christensen may look younger than she actually is, Shulman went on to add, "Something you wore at 30 will never look the same on you 20 years later. Clothes don’t lie."