It seems that old is the new black, as every arresting ad campaign I see lately features women over the age of 40, and well beyond. In the film The First Wives Club, there is a quote I’ll always remember: “There are only three ages for women in Hollywood; “Babe”, “District Attorney”, and “Driving Miss Daisy””. Although fashion isn’t Hollywood, I think fashion used to live by similar standards. It is a breath of fresh air (mixed with reality) to see ads starring older women (which I discussed here) and to see older gorgeous models being used in the recent Barneys New York Spring 2015 campaign below.
The Barneys video features two of my favourite models of all time, Elaine Irwin and Veronica Webb. There are plenty of others in here too: Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Kirstin Owen, Kiara Kabukuru, and Bethann Hardison. These women may be aged somewhere between District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy, but there is no doubt that they are still Babes.