Iman made her first appearance since Bowie’s death on Wednesday at Tom Ford’s New York Fashion Week show. The 61-year-old opened up about losing her husband to cancer, what it’s been like taking care of their daughter, 16-year-old Alexandria Zahra Jones, and how she’s coped with the loss of her own mother, who died two months after Bowie.
“I’m holding up, I’m holding up,” Iman said to Joe Zee during a segment for “Good Morning America.” “Today was [the] first day of school.”
The supermodel then pointed to a delicate gold necklace she wore around her neck that read “David,” made by designer Hedi Slimane.
“I’m wearing it until my death,” Iman said, adding that with her mother’s recent passing, “It’s been a tough year. But I’m holding up.”
Shortly before Bowie’s death in January, Iman opened up on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” about the pair’s 23 years of marriage.
“I think the secret to a lasting marriage is timing, first of all,” the supermodel said. “You have to be at the right time in your life that you’re ready for an ever-lasting relationship, that it becomes first, a priority in your life.”