Christie Brinkley Celebrates Fourth of July in Red, White and Blue Swimsuit

The legendary SI Swimsuit model shared a patriotic throwback pic.
Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley.

We love archival content from Christie Brinkley, and the 69-year-old supermodel delivered with an incredibly patriotic Instagram pic on July 4.

In the photo, Brinkley posed in a ruffled one-shoulder red, white and blue one-piece swimsuit. She paired her beach-ready look with red stilettos and a flag patterned hat atop her head. The mom of three stood on one leg with the other knee bent in the air as she raised her hand to her forehead in a salute. She clutched a sparkler in the other hand, while she pursed her crimson lips for the camera. “Happy 4th of July” was written across the photo in a curly font.

“Let Freedom Ring!❤️🤍💙,” Brinkley aptly captioned her throwback photo, while also noting its origin. “PS This series was from @nymag.”

“This is a fantastic picture. I’ve never seen it before,” one of the model and entrepreneur’s 861,000 followers noted. “Happy 4th. 🇺🇸✌️.”

“Yowza‼️ ❤️🌟✨,” daughter Alexa Ray Joel added.

“I remember that picture,” someone else observed. “You were my favorite model.”

“Stunning! You are a shining example of American beauty!” another person applauded. “Happy Independence Day! 🌟 🇺🇸 👏👏👏.”

“The original American Beauty ❤️🤍💙,” another fan declared.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.