Christie BrinkleyÂ already stands tall at 5â€² 9â€³ â€” her height being just one of the many factors that skyrocketed her to model superstardom in the â€™90s â€” but thanks to Gap, sheâ€™s now larger than life.
Appearing in the San Francisco, Calif.-based brandâ€™s summer campaign, the 63-year-old wears a white long-sleeve shirt with mid-rise jeans and a brown belt.Â Brinkleyâ€™s just one of the adâ€™s stars, includingÂ PriyankaÂ Chopra, Alek Wek, Wiz Khalifa, and more, and was chosen to appear on a billboard in New York Cityâ€™s Times Square.
Upon seeing herself on theÂ massive poster in one of the most foot-trafficked tourist spots in the world, Brinkley snapped a picture and shared it on Instagram.
â€œDear Gap, As the song goes â€¦Now I LITERALLY feel 10â€™Tall!â€ she shared in the caption. â€œThank you for including a woman in her 60â€™s in your ad campaign! I love that you have ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT DIVERSITY in every way.â€ She went on to include lyrics from the 1966 Marvin Gaye hitÂ â€œSunny,â€ which participants in the spotÂ sang along to in a short film by BritishÂ Vogue Â editor in chief Edward Enninful.
Brinkley, who was one of the original supers , has witnessed a career resurgence in the past few months. She even posed in a bikini forÂ Sports IllustratedÂ with her daughters.
â€œItâ€™s wonderful that my industry is embracing all forms of diversity in beauty and that is now also including breaking that ageism barrier that we have allowed women in America to be defined by,â€ she told WWD about recent jobs sheâ€™s gotten thanks to the shifting environment.Â â€œTheyâ€™ve been almost like prisoners of these rules that are supposed to apply to women over 30. Itâ€™s so great to see that changing as well.â€