The supermodel calls motherhoood a "crazy beautiful journey" as she joins the brand's powerful — and star-studded! — 2021 Mother's Day campaign

By Kaitlyn Frey
April 13, 2021 07:30 AM
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Mother's Day Campaign 2021 | Victoria's Secret
Credit: Cass Bird

Supermodel Helena Christensen and son Mingus Lucien Reedus are reflecting on their close relationship for an extra-special campaign.

In honor of Mother's Day, the lookalike mother-son duo partnered with Victoria's Secret, along with a group of other stars, to model together to celebrate the strength of moms throughout all stages of life. The beautiful black-and-white campaign images, shot by photographer Cass Bird, feature Christensen in a Victoria's Secret Satin Short-sleeve PJ Set as she embraces her 21-year-old son, dressed in a distressed sweater and jeans.

"What surprised you most about being a mom?" Mingus asks his mom in the brand's moving campaign video. Christensen, 52, replies: "I wouldn't say surprised but overall what a crazy beautiful journey it's been and how much you've taught me compared to what I feel I've taught you. It's the best thing ever. So much work. So much beautiful work."

The supermodel also shares in the clip above that "the biggest surprise about having a child" is that you begin to "think about life from a completely different perspective."

Some of the other love-filled campaign images feature pregnant model Grace Elizabeth (who just revealed the birth of son Noah in a different Victoria's Secret campaign) and husband Nicolas Krause, who adorably hugged her pregnant belly.

Mother's Day Campaign 2021 | Victoria's Secret
Credit: Cass Bird

"I have this tiny, beautiful human inside of me," Elizabeth says as she showed off her growing stomach in the Victoria's Secret BBV Demi BraBBV Lace-Front Hiphugger Panty and Flounce Robe for the campaign. "Aw! My baby. I'm ready to do it. I'm ready to be a mommy."

Swedish model Sabrina Karlsson reflects on motherhood in the ad spot as she poses with husband Ricky Jackson and son Zion.

Mother's Day Campaign 2021 | Victoria's Secret
Credit: Cass Bird

"Something that really mattered is that my husband [and I] are really like a team and we do this together," Karlsson says.

Nigerian supermodel Mayowa Nicholas and her mother Temmy star in the campaign as well, matching in Victoria's Secret Stretch Fleece Crewnecks and Stretch Fleece Mid Rise Joggers.

Mother's Day Campaign 2021 | Victoria's Secret
Credit: Cass Bird

"Being a mother has made me to be selfless unconditionally," Nicholas' mom says with tears in her eyes during the campaign video.

"Aw, I love you," Nicolas replies. "You are the best mom ever, in the world, in the universe. I love you."

Alongside the new campaign, Victoria's Secret teased the launch of the new Body by Victoria Wireless Maternity Bra coming this fall.

"Body by Victoria is one of the most loved bra collections at Victoria's Secret and the maternity bra design will be based off of a beloved bra silhouette, the Body by Victoria Wireless Bra," the lingerie giant shared in a statement with PEOPLE. "More information to come in Fall 2021."