Danielle Staub, the villainous vixen on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey was devastated when her daughter, Christine, fell ill during her first runway show. While standing in line with the other models at the Rebecca Minkoff show at New York Fashion Week, Christine felt faint and was escorted off the runway.
Such a devastating occurrence would be traumatic for any young model, but Christine’s moment of weakness was broadcast on national television. Ouch. Would Christine model ever again? Would her bad-itude paired with her less than smooth runway debut stunt her modeling career?
Success is often measured by the people that have faith in you. And lucky enough for Christine, in addition to being insanely gorgeous, some people still have faith her in. And Tavi Gevinson is one of those people.
Fashion critics everywhere have been anxiously awaiting to see what the fate of fashion blogger Tavi will be. It was recently announced that she will be styling her very first photo shoot for Black Book magazine’s September issue. After the first choice model — Chloë Sevigny — backed out due to scheduling conflicts, Tavi thought long and hard about a replacement. Finally, she and Black Book settled on Christine for the ten-page editorial.
Leave it to Tavi to throw us for a loop. We figured she would choose some sort of obscure, odd-looking androgynous model. Not a more obviously stunning reality television cast member. But even Tavi’s pretentious eye was able to look past Christine’s mother, her shaky start, and see her potential. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed for some behind the scenes footage of this one.