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Suiting herself

The first centenarian in Vogue: “I certainly don’t dress up for the boys”

By WITW Staff on April 29, 2016

100-year-old British model Bo Gilbert will become the first ever woman of her age to appear in Vogue when the centenary issue of the magazine goes on sale, Thursday, May 5. Gilbert — who lives in an assisted living facility in Birmingham — featured exclusively in department store Harvey Nichols’ fashion campaign for the centenary issue, wearing bespoke Valentino glasses, a Victoria Beckham top, a Dries Van Noten coat, shoes by Céline, a Lanvin necklace and trousers by The Row in what was her first ever campaign shoot. The shoot was photographed by fashion photographer Phil Poynter, and accompanied by a documentary film directed by Kell Stewart.

The campaign, which celebrates Vogue’s 100th anniversary, also serves to highlight ageism in the fashion industry — where the typical age of a model is 16-26 years. “I do things that I think a lot of people wouldn’t do at my age,” said Gilbert. “I just suit myself. I certainly don’t dress up for boys.”

Read the full story at Mashable.