Christie Brinkley Shares Gorgeous Throwback to Vintage Photo Shoot Riding a Bike in White Bikini

The iconic supermodel and mom of three frequently shares archived magazine pics on Instagram.
Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley.

Christie Brinkley is the queen of pulling from the archives. The supermodel shared a gorgeous vintage throwback post from a Harper's Bazaar photo shoot with her 850,000 Instagram followers on May 4. She donned a white swimsuit and a navy blue puffer vest with several pockets. Brinkley accessorized with a “Brooklyn” baseball cap and fingerless gloves as she posed on a bright red bicycle with one knee up. Her eyes were closed in the sun for French photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

“Throwing it back to a shoot for @harpersbazaarus in my favorite location, St Barths with one of my favorite photographers @patrickdemarchelier,” she captioned the photo. “Looking back from here it’s hard to believe I was worried about my weight. I was considered athletic, which was an industry way of saying I wasn’t skinny which in my business can really weigh on a model!”

“While that’s punny, lol, that could be a real negative back then … but I was lucky because things were starting to change, and it also meant I got all the outdoorsy shoots I loved,” she continued. “Give me beaches and mountains over gowns in studios any day! Ahhh I can still feel that warm sun and the breeze beckoning us to go for a windsurf as soon as we get the shots!”

“Omg I had this on my bedroom wall,” artist Justin Maas recalled in the comments. “Told me mom it was because of the bike 😂.”

“❤️🙌👏 Yes. You stood out like no one’s business,” one fan gushed. “You exuded athletic, healthy look. You still do!❤️🙌.”

“Gorgeous photo! We as women are so hard on ourselves,” another agreed. “Do we ever really get over it? I sure hope one day I will. Thank you for sharing your experience ❤️.”

The 69-year-old model is also a mom to three kids, Alexa Ray Joel, Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Jack Brinkley-Cook.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.