Iman makes first appearance after David Bowie's death
IMAN is "holding up" after a "tough year".
The 61-year-old model suffered a double tragedy earlier this year when her husband David Bowie died of cancer in January, and her beloved mother Marian Abdulmajid passed away three months later.
Iman has largely kept out of the spotlight since her husband passed away but made a brave public appearance at Tom Ford's Fall 2016 collection show at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday (07.09.16), and revealed she is slowly coming to terms with her grief.
She told Joe Zee for 'Good Morning America': "It's just been a tough year, but I'm holding up."
When Joe praised her as a "survivor", she replied: "Not as much as you think."
The Somalian beauty also revealed she has a special necklace in tribute to her husband, which was made by designer Hedi Slimane.
She showed the gold jewellery and said:"I'm wearing this until my death. Hedi Slimane made it for me. It just says 'David.' "
Iman - who has 16-year-old daughter Alexandria, who is known as Lexi, with her late spouse - had earlier revealed the fashion show was her "first night out" since 2015.
Alongside a picture of her on Instagram wearing an electric-blue velvet suit featuring a plunging neckline, with her luscious brown locks cascading over her shoulders, Iman wrote: "Made It My First Night Out! Thanks @tomford for a very glam but intimate presentation. (sic)"
Earlier that night, she posted a picture with her hair wrapped in a towel, and added: "My first night out attending an event since last year!"
Iman previously revealed the secret to her long-lasting marriage was timing and knowing she and her 'Ziggy Stardust' singer were very different to their public image at home.
She said: "We both understand the difference between the person and the persona. When we are home, we are just Iman and David. We're not anybody else.
"I think the secret to a lasting marriage is timing, first of all. You have to be at the right time in your life that you're ready for an everlasting relationship, that it becomes first, and a priority in life.
"If your career is important to you, don't get married and have children, because something will give.
"I know as women we want to be able to have it all, but we can't have it all at the same time. So make your priority of what you want at that time. And sometimes you don't even have to get married. Why do you have to get married?"