Helena Christensen covers the new issue of Net-a-Porter magazine The Edit. Posing in white figure-flaunting designs for the editorial inside, the legendary face also talks to the magazine, opening up on her younger years as a model and speaks on working with charity Oxfam.
On her early years as a model:
“None of the girls ever cared much about the actual supermodel phenomenon. We just worked really hard and put ourselves into each shoot 100 percent. If you work at a level where you’re fortunate enough to travel, then you learn about people, psychology, languages, cultures, history… It’s literally one big visual experience. It was like being in photography school. I never really felt like I was modeling so much as being a fly on the wall and absorbing everything. I mean, modeling was fun, but it was like, ‘Ok, I’m going to have to do this in order to get all the rest in.”
On capturing images while traveling with charity organization Oxfam:
“It’s hugely humbling. I try to do as much as I can with recycling and sending out cheques to different organizations, but at the end of the day, it’s not a lot. It’s a question of awareness and if one person sees a pictures and reacts then that’s enough. Photography is a way of reaching out to people.”
On what she loves to wear:
“A beautiful vintage dress is always easiest for me. There’s no pressure, there’s no stress and I feel very comfortable. We have a certain amount of time on earth. When you look in your wardrobe, you where what’s at the front you know?"