Models Came Out to Party for Sports Illustrated's 2017 Swimsuit Issue

Models Came Out to Party for <em>Sports Illustrated</em>'s 2017 Swimsuit Issue
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On Thursday night the hottest models turned up for the hottest party of the season: the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue launch event in New York City. Everyone from Chrissy Teigen (with husband John Legend) and cover girl Kate Upton to Ashley Graham and Hannah Jeter (plus her baby on board!) arrived in their red-carpet best, ready to celebrate this year's swimsuit edition.

We had a chance to talk to Christie Brinkley, who arrived with daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook; the trio turned out to celebrate their mother-daughter spread in the magazine. Brinkley stunned in a red-hot jumpsuit, older daughter Alexa donned a leopard-print minidress over a black leather jacket, and Sailor brought the heat in a long black dress with sheer panels and a feathered hem.

Brinkley made sure to prepare her girls for the photo shoot and, given her decades-long experience in the industry, had plenty of good advice to dole out. "I just told them that it’s not about what everybody else thinks, it’s you feeling good about yourself," she told InStyle. "And both of them knew that they’ve been eating right, they’ve been exercising and this is their body so rock it!"

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Singer-songwriter Alexa (whose father is Billie Joel), faced the stripped down shoot head on. "It was a challenge for her and she accepted it and did it beautifully and I’m so proud of her," Mom told InStyle.

"It's really wonderful to see your kids, to see Sailor’s dream come true right before my eyes. To be able to see that and to be there is really special," Brinkley said of her younger daughter, a fast-on-the-rise model.

Scroll down to see all the best looks from the party, and pick up a copy of the SI Swimsuit issue, on newsstands now.

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