Christie Brinkley, 63, takes good-natured swipe at Emily Ratajkowski after the model, 26, appears to brand the vet a 'vintage inspiration'

Her looks never degraded — nor did her wit.

Christie Brinkley took a good-natured swipe back at Emily Ratajkowski after the 26-year-old appeared to brand her as a 'vintage inspiration'.

The model was really talking about the swimsuit the ageless 63-year-old was wearing in a Sports Illustrated throwback pic.

'Pinterested this photo over 2 years ago and made a sample of it over a year ago. We all tap into vintage inspirations,' Emily wrote in an Instagram shot of the stunner in a leopard-print swimsuit.

Brinkley — who somehow looks around the same age as her — hilariously shot back on Twitter: 'So emrata when you say vintage are you talking about the swimsuit or me? #tbt #vintage #patina.'

The reason Ratajkowski posted the pic in the first place was in defence to the heat she is feeling over accusations of stealing swimwear designs.

The Blurred Lines Beauty recently launched Inamorata Swim, and has been using her own perfect figure frequently to model the revealing pieces.

TBT: The model was really talking about the swimsuit the ageless 63-year-old was wearing in a Sports Illustrated throwback pic?

TBT: The model was really talking about the swimsuit the ageless 63-year-old was wearing in a Sports Illustrated throwback pic?

Zing! Brinkley ? who somehow looks around the same age as her ? hilariously shot back on Twitter: 'So emrata when you say vintage are you talking about the swimsuit or me? #tbt #vintage #patina.'?

Zing! Brinkley — who somehow looks around the same age as her — hilariously shot back on Twitter: 'So emrata when you say vintage are you talking about the swimsuit or me? #tbt #vintage #patina.'?

But according to?Business of Fashion?New York-based designer Lisa Marie Fernandez has already accused the We Are Your Friends star of copying two of her designs.

Fernandez sent Ratajkowski a cease-and-desist letter in regards to the styles which she said closely resemble two silhouettes she first released more than three years ago.

'Because of technology, we are really entering an era of accountability in so many ways,' Fernandez wrote on Instagram.

Copied? The reason Ratajkowski posted the pic in the first place was in defence to the heat she is feeling over accusations of stealing swimwear designs
Copied? The reason Ratajkowski posted the pic in the first place was in defence to the heat she is feeling over accusations of stealing swimwear designs

Copied? The reason Ratajkowski posted the pic in the first place was in defence to the heat she is feeling over accusations of stealing swimwear designs?

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Spot the difference: New York-based designer Lisa Marie Fernandez has already accused the We Are Your Friends star of copying two of her designs
Spot the difference: New York-based designer Lisa Marie Fernandez has already accused the We Are Your Friends star of copying two of her designs

Spot the difference: New York-based designer Lisa Marie Fernandez has already accused the We Are Your Friends star of copying two of her designs

She sees similarities between her off-the-shoulder Leandra bikini ($595) and multi-bow Triple Poppy maillot ($455 to $535) and Inamorata’s Vulcan top ($80) and Cardiff suit ($160), respectively.

Indeed even Ratajkowski's Brinkley 'vintage' post seemed to backfire somewheat when she posted a picture of the very similar swimsuit in 'inspired'.

'How is this different from your "vintage inspiration"? one of many similar comments read.

'How is this different from your "vintage inspiration"?' Indeed even Ratajkowski's Brinkley 'vintage' post seemed to backfire somewheat when she posted a picture of the very similar swimsuit in 'inspired'

'How is this different from your "vintage inspiration"?' Indeed even Ratajkowski's Brinkley 'vintage' post seemed to backfire somewheat when she posted a picture of the very similar swimsuit in 'inspired'

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