EXCLUSIVE: Cheers! Christie Brinkley Is Launching a New Line of Prosecco

04/15/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

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Pop, clink, sip!

Christie Brinkley is getting into the bubbly business.

The model is launching Bellissima, an organic Prosecco brand, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.

“I believe that celebrating what we are grateful for with family, friends and Prosecco contributes to a healthy, happy and sweetly beautiful life,” she tells PEOPLE of the sparkling new venture.

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Brinkley will introduce officially Bellissima at the biggest wine and spirits assembly in the U.S. — the WSWA Annual Convention & Exposition — in Las Vegas, on April 19 – 20.

Bellissima’s debut line will include three bottles: Bellisima Zero Sugar, a sugar-free organic Brut; Bellissima Sparkling Rosé, a sparkling pink wine with hints of strawberry and grapefruit; and Bellissima Brut, a dry Prosecco.

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All grapes used in the wine were grown in Treviso, the Italian region where Prosecco originated.

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In addition to her role as owner and partner of Bellissima, she also had a hand in designing the bottles, which were inspired by Botticelli’s Venus.

Christie Brinkley Bellissima Prosecco
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Christie Brinkley Bellissima Prosecco
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The fashion icon is just the latest celebrity to get in the grape biz: A-listers from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt to John Legend and Kate Hudson have each launched wine lines.

—Jeff Nelson

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Erin on

Yeah, let’s get more people drunk, shall we? How is this a great idea, People? The only question here is how much you got paid to publish an article about yet another crap product from this fake woman.

Anonymous on

She slams a woman she falsely accuses of being drink of peeing on “her rocks” which happen to be public beach and then plugs her wine. If Brinkley is showing her true colors, I no longer have any sympathy for her constant complaining about being wronged by various people. She is obviously the spoiled, rich aggressor who is treating a neighbor like dirt.