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Subject: Celeb in Gap Ad
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: goober22-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 30 Sep 2006 16:24 PDT
Expires: 30 Oct 2006 15:24 PST
Question ID: 769784
Who is the woman in the square in the second row, third column of the
Gap ad on the back of Entertainment Weekly #900/Oct 6, 2006?
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Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Oct 2006 12:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
After a couple of erroneous guesses and a lot of brain-racking, I've
got an answer that I'm sure of.

The woman is supermodel Christy Turlington.

This is how she appears in the Gap ad:

Gap ad, "Entertainment Weekly," issue of October 6, 2006
http://www.mortalwombat.com/Special/gap_ad.jpg

And here she is in a Time magazine article about yoga:

Time, issue of Apr. 23, 2001
http://www.mortalwombat.com/Special/turlington_yoga.jpg

"Annie Leibovitz signed on to shoot a Gap campaign and she picked a
good time to do it, as Christy Turlington, Don Cheadle, Jennifer
Garner, Steven Spielberg and Chris Rock were among the celebrities
that participated. Many of the images include a tag line incorporating
the word 'red,' such as inspired, admired and uncensored."

Women's Wear Daily: Seeing Red
http://www.wwd.com/issue/article/109766?page=2

"These ads are part of Product Red (styled: (PRODUCT) RED), an
initiative started by Bono and Bobby Shriver in order to raise money
for the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The
Product Red brand is licensed by iconic companies such as American
Express, Motorola and Giorgio Armani, in order to create a product
with the (RED) logo, and ultimately give a percentage of sales profits
to the Global Fund. The Gap ads have the same look and feel as your
generic Gap ads and feature Jennifer Gardner [sic], Steven Spielberg,
Chris Rock and a bra-less Christy Turlington."

Digital Hive: DO THE (RED) THING
http://digitalhive.blogs.com/digiblog/

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: "christy turlington" gap red
://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22christy+turlington%22+gap+red

Best regards,
pinkfreud
goober22-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
I am convinced. Its amazing how if you wait long enough all the info
you need will end up on the internet. Thanks a lot for the help.

Comments  
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Sep 2006 17:41 PDT
 
My best guess: Alicia Keys. I haven't found any confirmation of this.
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Sep 2006 21:34 PDT
 
I guess there's more than one Gap ad campaign going on. The one I
referred to when I guessed Alicia Keys is announcing Gap's
participation in an AIDs-related charity called "Red." The ad, which
is on the back of my October 6 issue of Entertainment Weekly, has
photos of several celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer
Garner, Don Cheadle, and PenÚlope Cruz. In the center of the ad is the
slogan "DO THE (RED) THING."
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 01 Oct 2006 01:48 PDT
 
I did a Google image search for Liya, as per answer, and found
pictures of Liya Kebede:
http://images.google.ca/images?q=liya&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: pinkfreud-ga on 01 Oct 2006 14:38 PDT
 
The more I look at the ad, the less the gal to me looks like Alicia
Keys. I like justaskscott's suggestion of Kate Moss.
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: goober22-ga on 02 Oct 2006 19:55 PDT
 
The ad has:
1st row: Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Garner, and Chris Rock
2nd row: Penelope Cruz, do the red thing logo, and girl in question
3rd row: Mary J Blige, Don Cheadle, and some naked guy.

I am more than sure it isn't Alicia Keys. I thought that it might be
Gisele since she is involved with the American Express side of product
RED, but it is not. It could be Kate Moss but I'm not convinced.
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: goober22-ga on 07 Oct 2006 15:28 PDT
 
The difference a week makes. The internet finnaly caught up to real
life and you found the answers.
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Oct 2006 15:47 PDT
 
Thank you very much for the five stars and the nice tip!

~pinkfreud
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: goober22-ga on 07 Oct 2006 15:49 PDT
 
For some reason this image really jumped out at me when I first saw
it. the more I looked for who it was the more I realised that I had
seen the image before. Now that I know who it is I have been able to
find several examples of almost the same pose and postion and state of
dress, but none exactly the same. Anyway, here are some examples:

http://djuna.cine21.com/christy/03/03-03-05.jpg
http://djuna.cine21.com/christy/03/03-08-07.jpg
http://djuna.cine21.com/christy/02/02-12-00.jpg
http://djuna.cine21.com/christy/02/02-12-02.jpg
http://djuna.cine21.com/christy/00/00-07-07.jpg
http://djuna.cine21.com/christy/94/94-04-08.jpg
Subject: Re: Celeb in Gap Ad
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Oct 2006 15:56 PDT
 
Christy Turlington has written several books on yoga. I wonder if some
of those photos may come from the books.

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