Supermodels defend Helena Christensen, 50, after a former Vogue editor embarrasses her clothes


Alexandra Shulman, former editor ofThe British Vogue is being criticized by members of the fashion industry for calling Helena Christensen's 50-year-old model "too old" to wear a strapless bodice.

"We would like to think that the 70s are the new 40s and 50s, but our clothes know the true story," wrote the 61-year-old journalist and writer who has been leading the fashion publication for 25 years.

Shulman made the controversial judgment in his Mail on Sunday column in an opinion piece titled "I'm sorry, Helena Christensen, you're too old to use this."

Alexandra Shulman's comments on Helena Christensen were met with controversy. [Photo: Getty]

Shulman questions why "elegantly discreet" Christensen wore a "cheeky black lace bustier" for model-year-old Gigi Hadid's 24-year-old party Gigi Hadid.

The piece also reflects on the perception of the bodies of the elderly women as "disturbing".

"When women's bodies no longer serve a child's purpose, we find them to be disturbing and slightly tragic, I do not say that's fair, but it's true."

The supermodel seems to have responded indirectly to Shulman's comments on her Instagram account, posting a photo of herself wearing the top and asking the women to "continue to rise and support each other."

Names of the fashion industry, including supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista have since rushed to the defense of Christensen in the comments section below the post.

"She has no right or claims to be writing such a ridiculous article," Campbell wrote. "I've known you for 30 years and what you wear, you wear well with class and dignity!"


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Supermodel Helena Christensen wears a Georgette nude hand-embroidered sequined dress designed by Mathew Williamson during a show from her Spring Summer collection in London on September 28th. The show is part of London Fashion Week.


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Danish model Helena Christensen poses on the catwalk of the Angleterre Hotel in Copenhagen on Saturday, October 31, during a charity parade of the Danish Society for Cancer Prevention. All of the patterned creations were from a collection of Danish haute couture designer Isabell Kristensen.


Supermodel Helena Christensen models a T-shirt designed by Topshop to be sold in support of the Environmental Investigation Agency's "Forests for the World" campaign on April 25, 2001. Top stylists including Vivienne Westwood and Clements Ribeiro designed T-shirts that will continue sale for charity at twenty pounds sterling each.


Model Helena Christensen wears a transparent chiffon blouse and skirt for designer Matthew Williamson during her Fall 2003 Parade in New York on February 12, 2003.

Danish supermodel Helena Christensen arrives at the European
The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl & # 39; No Odeon in
Leicester Square, in central London, July 14, 2003. The film, described by
promoters as a & # 39; live-action comedy adventure & # 39; is produced by Jerry
Bruckheimer, is directed by Gore Verbinski and also stars of the American actor Johnny
Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. REUTERS / Matt Dunham PP03070055


Danish supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen arrives in private
of his first photographic exhibition "People and Portraits" in the
Central Gallery Proud in London, September 4, 2003. The event features 16
celebrity portraits previously unheard of by the likes of British actor Orlando
Bloom, British actress Sadie Frost, British music artist Robbie Williams and
Michael Stipe from the US music group REM. PP03090023 REUTERS / Matt Dunham


Helena Christensen arrives at the Oscar Vanity Fair party at the Morton restaurant in West Hollywood, California, on February 29, 2004. REUTERS / Ethan Miller EM / MA

Danish supermodel Helena Christensen arrives at the 25th. Miramax Birthday Party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on February 26, 2005. REUTERS / John Schults SSM / LD

Model Helena Christensen presents a dress by Polish designer Gosia Baczynska during a fashion show in Warsaw on April 21, 2006. REUTERS / Katarina Stoltz

Helena Christensen arrives at the British premiere of the Bourne Ultimatum in Leicester Square, London, August 15, 2007. REUTERS / Luke MacGregor (GREAT BRITAIN)

Danish supermodel Helena Christensen walks on the runway during a charity fashion show "Fashion For Relief – Haiti" during fall 2010 New York Fashion Week February 12, 2010. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: FASHION ENTERTAINMENT)

Danish supermodel and Oxfam ambassador Helena Christensen talks to the media about climate change in Kathmandu, November 22, 2010. REUTERS / Shruti Shrestha (NEPAL – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OF THE SOCIETY)

Model Helena Christensen participates in the Jony And Marc Auction (RED) at Sotheby's in New York on November 23, 2013. Items have been auctioned to help fund AIDS research. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)

Model Helena Christensen arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS / Danny Moloshok

Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace (3L) recognizes the applause with former models Carla Bruni (L), Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen (R) at the end of the Versace Spring / Summer 2018 Fashion Show at Milan Fashion Week Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS / Alessandro Garofalo



"She should be ashamed of herself. You are a goddess," added Evangelista.

"You're BEAUTIFUL inside and out," wrote the current editor of Vogue magazine, Edward Enninful.

"You always do, my beautiful friend," wrote actress Julianne Moore.

Designer Roger Loayza also went to the Instagram to say he was "disappointed" with Alexandra Shulman's column.

– This article first appeared in Yahoo


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