If you are a bit fed up of seeing fashion campaigns that resemble one another to the point of boredom, if you often feel like most models today look generic and unoriginal, it might be time to roll back the years with twelve icons of fashion, film and music who still model even though many of them are senior citizens!
And don’t get us wrong, by no means are their photoshoots just strolls down memory lane – these women are as radiant and as beautiful as ever, proving for the umpteenth time that age is truly just a number. Over fifty, sixty and seventy years old, these twelve ladies have partaken in some of the most exciting, original and raw fashion campaigns in recent years.
1. Lauren Hutton
The South Carolina-born model and actress has awed the world with her latest advertisement for Calvin Klein. Modeling underwear at age 73, she still looks stunning!
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2. Christie Brinkley
Christie is a modeling veteran who came to national prominence when she appeared on four successive covers of Sport’s Illustrated back in the ’70s. In February, aged 63, she returned to the magazine where it all started for a photoshoot with her daughters.
Source: Instagram | @christiebrinkley
3. Susan Sarandon
The acclaimed actress became a new face of L’Oreal Paris at the age of 69.
“I was so flattered. The brand has always been a leader in helping in the empowerment and development of women,” Sarandon said in a statement.
Source: Instagram | @susansarandon
4. Bette Midler
Midler starred in the campaign for Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 and many onlookers came to the conclusion that seventy has never looked better!
Source: Instagram | @bettemidler
5. Vanessa Redgrave
The famous English actress and political activist was front and center for Gucci Cruise 2017 at the ripe age of 79.
“There’s something very punk about the idea that you can wear a skirt from your granny’s wardrobe,” designer Alessandro Michele said.
Source: Instagram | @gucci
6. Joan Didion
Céline decided that American cultural icon Joan Didion, 82, was the right face for their 2015 campaign which was a smashing success. The author and journalist was aged 80 at the time.
Source: Instagram | @juliescelfco
7. Sissy Spacek
Sissy, 66, made headlines with her pink hairstyle for the 2016 Marc Jacobs Fall campaign. The Texan actress starred in the project alongside the likes of Susan Sarandon, Missy Elliott, and Courtney Love, the youngest of which was 45.
Source: Instagram | @themarcjacobs
8. Tilda Swinton
Tilda was 53 when she appeared in a campaign for NARS Cosmetics. Its founder, Francois Nars prefers women with bold features over generic models, which is something Tilda fits with perfectly.
“I don’t put an age limit on beauty. The NARS woman is strong, determined and sophisticated. She has no age”, the French makeup artist said at the time.
Source: Instagram | @narsissist
9. Helen Mirren
Mirren, 69, partnered up with L’Oreal Paris U.K. in 2016 to star in an advertisement for the Age Perfect Golden Age line, specifically designed for mature skin types and tones, before returning for another campaign in February this year.
Source:Global Cosmetics News
10. Jane Fonda
The icon is the face of L’Oreal Age Perfect. Some would say this is a strange choice, as her age barely show, even at 79 years old!
11. Courtney Love
At 52 years of age, the actress and musician embodied the grunge and punk-rock feel of the 2016 Marc Jacobs Fall campaign perfectly.
Source: Instagram | @themarcjacobs
12. Joni Mitchell
The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter who has eight Grammy wins to her name has successfully tried her hand at modeling aged 71! She appeared in the Saint Laurent Music Project, which has featured groundbreaking musicians such as Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, and Chuck Berry.