Who says beauty has an age limit? The glamorous, effortlessly chic grande dames featured in Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style blog prove beauty knows no decade. Two of Cohen’s jazzy subjects, Tziporah Salamon (age 62) and Jacquie Tajah Murdock (age 82), are featured in Lanvin’s Fall 2012 fashion spread.
Here’s what the ladies had to say about posing:
“This campaign is a dream come true. I grew up in Harlem always wanting to be a model, but in my day there were very little opportunities for women of color to work in fashion. At 18 I went from agent to agent looking for jobs, even as a hand model. I have finally made it and I will never give up. Hopefully some day I will get to Paris!” – Ms. Murdock
“I am totally honored, jazzed, and thrilled. I am so grateful for this opportunity. In my early 20s I would have never realized that I could do something like this. It wasn’t until I was in my 40s that I began to see my beauty. By then I felt that there weren’t many opportunities for older models. How ironic is it that i am having my big break as a model in my 60s? This is a great day!” – Ms. Salamon
Be sure to check out Cohen’s blog and his book, Advanced Style. The photos are arresting and devastatingly CHIC. As for me, I’m running out to get some sunscreen and eye cream; I want to age as fabulously as these women have! I think this book adds to changing the idea that beauty and glamour are the domain of the young, and that we all need to hold on to our youth. These women show that we don’t have to lose our vibrancy, attractiveness or relevance as we get older; in fact, we get better. I just want to know how my grandmothers missed this casting call!
Don’t miss the upcoming Advanced Style documentary, or this trailer with commentary from some of the jazzy models:
Are you dressing for the theater of your life?
Images via Advanced Style