These 19 women are redefining the fashion industry. They’ve proved age really is nothing but a number, and beauty has no set standard. Check out which women are breaking boundaries in the modeling world!
19. Jacquie Tajah Murdock
Five years ago, at age 82, Jacquie Tajah Murdock made headlines as she landed a modeling campaign with French label Lanvin.
18. Valerie Pain
Valerie Pain, who is in her early 70s, began her modeling career in the 1960s. She walked the 2009 All Walks Beyond The Catwalk at London Fashion Week as the oldest model representing the show.
17. Lauren Hutton
Lauren Hutton, who is also in her early 70s, has graced the cover of Vogue over 40 times! She walked in a Calvin Klein show in 1993 at the age of 50, and is currently focusing on her own cosmetics line dubbed “Lauren Hutton’s Good Stuff.”
16. Carmen Dell’Orefice
Carmen, 85, has been modeling since 1946 when she was just 15-years-old! She holds the record of being the world’s oldest working supermodel.
15. China Machado
China’s past work with top designers such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Balenciaga catapulted her to one of the top paid models in Europe at the time. Now in her late 80s, she’s being recognized as the one who opened the door for other models of color to enter the fashion world.
14. Daphne Selfe
After taking some time off from the modeling world to raise her three children, Daphne made her return. Now, in her late 80s, she’s appeared in shows and photoshoots with this particular shot dated June 2016!
13. Iris Apfel
Iris is 95-years-old and still going strong! She’s in high-demand as a model and interior designer.
12. Gittie Lee
Danish model Gitte Lee (Birgit Kroencke) posed for Italian Vogue in 2010 at the age of 78. In addition to modeling, Gitte appeared in films from the 1960s to the 1980s. She was married to actor Christopher Lee.
11.Veruschka von Lehndorff
At age 77, Veruschka is still turning heads and walking runways. In fact, she was invited to walk in the 2010 Giles Deacon’s fashion show at London Fashion Week at age 71.
10. Penelope Tree
Penelope Tree was a model during the 60s, however she took a break from the 1970s until 2012 after late-onset acne left her with scars. In 2012, she began working as a part-time model once again at age 62.
9. Jacky O’Shaughnessy
Jacky O’Shaughnessy was spotted in 2011 while at a restaurant in New York. She made her first appearance for American Apparel at age 62!
8. Leslie Winer
Leslie Winer’s modeling career began in the 1980s, and her work includes campaigns with Valentino and Christian Dior. Two years ago, at age 59, she made her reappearance in the modeling world.
7. Linda Rodin
Fashion icon Linda Rodin made her name as a designer before turning model. The 66-year-old is currently working as a stylist and focusing on her own skincare line, Rodin Olio Lusso.
6. Sarah Wiley
Sarah Wiley wasn’t discovered until the age of 57 back in the early 2000s. Since then, the 67-year-old former ballerina is enjoying her time in the spotlight!
5. Cindy Joseph
Cindy, 64, began her modeling career at age 49 when she was first approached by a casting agent with Dolce and Gabbana. She represents brands such as Garnier, Elizabeth Arden, and Bloomingdales.
4. Pia Gronning
This 66-year-old Danish beauty signed with J-Crew in 2008 as the brand’s primary fall lookbook model. She’s been in the spotlight since her Hollywood debut in 1974, and is known for her stunning long grey hair.
3. Catherine Deneuve
The 71-year-old Deneuve appeared in Louis Vuitton ads in 2007, and was named on The Guardian’s “50 Best Dressed Over 50” list in 2013. She got her modeling start in 1963 in an issue of Playboy, and went on to be the face of Yves Saint Laurent skincare line in 1992.
2. Pam Lucas
Pam Lucas began modeling at age 51. Now, at age 66, she has appeared in Vogue, Sunday Times Style, and regularly models for The Guardian.