Gap-Toothed Model Lindsey Wixson Retires at 23

Lindsey Wixson, the gap-toothed model who ruled couture catwalks and fashion campaigns for years, is retiring. At the ripe old age of 23, Wixson, who has struggled with foot issues recently, took to Instagram to inform her fans of the job change.

“To all my fashion fans, I am sad to inform you that my injury has put me in a position to retire from this high-heel business,” Wixson wrote. “I have an artistic side that wants to shine through. I feel that this disability has come to me with a purpose. To show me that I must carry on. This industry has brought me so much and I am grateful for the lessons I have learned. Now more than ever I feel it is important to listen to my body and the changing times of this industry and peacefully try to move on. I ask for your support on my new endeavors with designing interiors, pottery, sculpting, carving and inventing for the future.”

It’s not goodbye, just a move — but here’s a look back at her greatest moments in her short but impactful career.

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Oscar de la Renta, 2010

Model Lindsey Wixson poses backstage at the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2011 Collection in New York City. (Photo: Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

Dsquared2, 2012

Lindsey Wixson displays a creation as part of Dsquared2 Spring-Summer 2013 collection in Milan. (Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Jean-Paul Gaultier, 2012

Lindsey Wixson presents a creation by French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collections in Paris. (Photo: PIERRE VERDY/AFP/GettyImages)

Chanel, 2012

Lindsey Wixson presents a creation by Chanel during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collections shows in Paris. (Photo: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

John Galliano, 2012

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway during the John Galliano Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Espace Ephemere Tuileries in Paris, France. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Milan, 2013

Lindsey Wixson seen on the streets of Milan during 2013 fashion week. (Photo: Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Jean Paul Gaultier, 2013

Lindsey Wixson presents a creation by Jean Paul Gaultier during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection show in Paris. (Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeremy Scott, 2013

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway at the Jeremy Scott fall 2013 fashion show in New York City. (Photo: Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

Vionnet, 2014

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway at the Vionnet Spring Summer 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo: Catwalking/Getty Images)

Atelier Versace, 2014

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway during Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Vera Wang, 2015

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway at the Vera Wang fashion show in New York City. (Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Diane Von Furstenberg, 2015

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring Summer 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Alexandre Vauthier Prive, 2016

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show in Paris, France. (Photo: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

La Perla, 2017

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway during La Perla fashion show Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Ready To Wear Show in New York City. (Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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