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Meet Our Icons, Christy & Binx

September 7, 2021Fine Files

The word “icon” is fashion's favorite overused, yet elusive term to describe something we all know is iconic. But what exactly does it mean? You know an icon when you see one and you’ve likely spotted these icons, Christy Turlington and Binx Walton, in every other glossy magazine, runway and ad campaign for the past decades (decades in Christy's case), and most recently in our aptly named Mejuri Icons campaign. We knew we wanted to shine a light on the icon status of our signature collections—and who better to shine that light than two of the world's most famous supermodels. As icons who define and embody their generations, we asked Christy and Binx to share their thoughts on what it means to be iconic. One things for sure: it's no one thing—and you don't have to be a supermodel to be iconic. Hey, they said it, not us.


HOW DO YOU DEFINE "ICONIC"?

Christy: Something that endures and gets better over time.

Binx: Something, someone, an event that just lasts, sticks with you, with time. Like a stamp on an ever evolving world.

WHO PERSONIFIES THE WORD “ICON” TO YOU?

Christy: The two Hepburns come to mind. Audrey and Katharine.

Binx: Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Amiri Baraka.

TELL US ABOUT A TIME SOMEONE HAS CALLED YOU AN ICON.

Binx: I’m not sure I’ve heard anyone call me an icon, maybe outside of a party in Paris someone may have drunkenly yelled it at me.

WHAT’S AN EVERYDAY ITEM, THING, PERSON OR ACTION THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ICONIC?

Christy: Something makes a person feel more themselves, I guess. A favorite piece of jewelry. A sense of timeless style.

Binx: All animals are iconic, especially cheetahs.

WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU OWN THAT’S ICONIC?

Binx: I have a mini chainsaw.

IS BEING ICONIC A MINDSET?

Binx: It’s mostly subjective so just be the most authentic you can be and maybe someone will view you as that.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEJURI PIECE?

Christy: I love the cuff bracelets. They looked great alone or stacked.

Binx: I love the [Heirloom] Rings.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST ICONIC MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER?

Christy: One moment that stands out as I look back is when I was asked to pose for the mannequins for the Costume Institute 100 Years of Fashion exhibit at The Met. I sat for a Ralph Pucci International sculptor in the 90s for the exhibition, which was then used to portray fashion over 100 years, all with my face. Vogue did a story on the project and I attended the Met Ball that year which kicked off the exhibit.

Binx: I once had to learn to dive while shooting for Fendi with Karl [Lagerfeld] in a bikini and heels. Ralph Fiennes came into the pool area right before and watched it all go down, he ended up giving me pointers—that was pretty iconic.


Campaign Credits

Creative Director - Michael Scanlon, Chandelier Creative

Photographer - Shaniqwa Jarvis

Stylist - Malina Joseph Gilchrist

Christy's Hair Stylist - James Pecis

Binx's Hair Stylist - Tasha Miles

Christy's Makeup Artist - Sally Branka

Binx's Makeup Artist - Raisa Flowers

Manicurist - Alicia Torello


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