Aside from being a wonderful mother and wife, having a wildly successful modeling career, and managing profitable business ventures, Seymour is also very active when it comes to philanthropy. The gorgeous model has often said that she feels obligated to share her wealth with the less fortunate in the world.
Seymour supports and is actively involved in several charities and is a fervent advocate for environmental awareness and children’s healthcare. She and her husband, Peter Brandt, also manage the “Brandt Foundation Art Study Center”, founded in 1996. The foundation focuses on promoting the education of contemporary art and design as well as strives to expand access to prestigious artworks and institutions.
The Acclaimed Vanity Fair Fashion Issue
The prestigious, high-end fashion magazine “Vanity Fair” released an exclusive fashion issue in September of 2023, and its cover was spectacular. Seymour was featured in one of the issues as a stand-alone cover in a stunning sheer black dress and also appeared on one of the inside pages wearing black lingerie, a large bib necklace covered in gemstones, and opera gloves stamped with the year “1990.”
For the magazine’s main cover, Seymour posed alongside her colleagues, some of the world’s most legendary supermodels, including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Twiggy, Lauren Hutton, Iman, Paulina Porizkova, and many others.
Awards and Accolades
It’s only logical that a woman with such an impressive trajectory and career legacy be the recipient of numerous accolades and awards. Among the most notable, Seymour was ranked 91 in the American “For Him" magazine in a list of the 100 Sexiest Women of 2000.
The brunette California native was ranked 61 on the "Gents" magazine list of 100 stars of the century. “People" magazine then chose her among their list of 50 most beautiful people in the World. Additionally, apart from modeling for the world’s most prestigious high-couture brands, Seymour became the global spokesmodel for luxury cosmetics company Estee Lauder.
The Child Mind Institute
One of Seymour’s biggest charity projects was in 2013 when she and her husband Peter helped raise over $20 million for the nonprofit organization “The Child Mind Institute.” Headquartered in New York City, “The Child Mind Institute” is a well-established organization focused on helping children and their families cope with learning disorders and mental health.
The welfare and care of children has always been a subject close to Seymour’s heart, and thus being actively involved with organizations such as these takes up a big part of her time and dedication. Seymour felt she had been incredibly lucky with her own family and wanted to help those less fortunate.
A Word of Advice
After more than 30 years in the fashion industry, Seymour has seen and lived quite a few experiences, making her more than qualified to dole out some advice to young aspiring models. On many occasions, Seymour has said that the most important thing when it comes to modeling is to know and accept that everybody is different – “it’s very sexy to have your own figure and not look like everybody else.”
She strongly advises against starving oneself to fit into a certain size and to always be confident in one’s own skin. Seymour remembers how Jean Paul Gaultier had to custom-make a bra top and long suede pants right before the runway show because none of the premade outfits fit her. Gaultier encouraged her and said that it is important to be original and not like anyone else.