Veteran model Iman has dealt privately with her grief since the death of her husband David Bowie earlier this year, but she wasn't able to avoid the subject during an appearance at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7.

In her first public outing since Bowie's death, Iman spoke with Good Morning America correspondent Joe Zee, offering a few brief comments regarding her well-being — and life as a single parent to the couple's daughter Alexandria. "I’m holding up, I’m holding up," she told Zee, pointing out that it was also the first day of school. Wearing a custom-made gold necklace with a design reading "David," Iman added that she'd be "wearing it until my death," and admitted that this year — which also marked the passing of her mother — has been "tough." "But," she again insisted, "I'm holding up."

Iman's interview, which you can watch above, took place as reports surfaced that the couple's daughter had been spotted at this year's Burning Man festival — where she reportedly spread some of Bowie's ashes at the event's temple. As Uproxx notes, it's become something of a tradition for attendees to pay tribute to departed friends and family at the temple, which is burned on the last day alongside the festival's titular man.

The reports of Bowie's ashes at Burning Man remain essentially unconfirmed, though a source insists the information comes from "trusted associates in a position to know." If true, it'd be the latest Bowie family tribute in a summer that also saw the arrival of his grandson Stenton — whose middle name, per the Daily Mail, is David.

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