Age is Just a Number

Fashion has never been a friend of mature women. Every season another new face comes and steals all the flashes.

Gladly, something is shifting in the industry. We still have the young and beautiful. One year is Cara and the other is Kendall; and not even them are free of photoshop. However, in an age where senior citizens rule the world, fashion had to catch up.

The trend is not entirely new. In 2008, the blog Advanced Style broke paradigms introducing to the world the street style of New York’s finest senior ladies. Soon after, Lanvin launched a campaign featuring real people. Lanvin’s designer Alber Elbaz is very open about his preferences for the real and imperfect.

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Lanvin 2012 Fall Campaign by Steven Meisel - Image: huffingtonpost.com

Lanvin 2012 Fall Campaign by Steven Meisel – Image: huffingtonpost.com

The ageless trend seems to be coming to a full circle in 2015. Late in 2014, Dolce & Gabbana announced its Summer 2015 featuring three very stylish Sicilian nonnas. And, today, Céline unveiled Joan Didion, famous American author, as its Spring muse.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 - Image: thegloss.com

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 – Image: thegloss.com

Joan Didion for Céline Spring 2015 Campaign - Image: vogue.com

Joan Didion for Céline Spring 2015 Campaign – Image: vogue.com

It’s a nice change of pace to see women of flesh, bone and a brain in fashion campaigns.

Iris Apfel, ultimate style icon

Iris Apfel, ultimate style icon

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