Older Models Ruled the Runways This Season

Older models (over 30, 40, 50 and beyond!) were the shining stars of Fall 2017 fashion month, and we’re here for it.

Older models (over 30, 40, 50 and beyond!) were the shining stars of Fall 2017 fashion month, and we’re here for it.

As Paris Fashion Week has come to a close, we’re left to reminisce about Dior’s dreamy sheer dresses, Carven’s rosy pink coats, and Saint Laurent’s slouchy crystal-covered boots. But this fashion month also gave us something new to remember; how those clothes look on women of all ages, as we saw a convergence of older women on the runways (at least, older than the 22-year-old norm), from some of our favorite ’90s supermodels to grown-up ladies who lunch, including Canada’s own Sylvia Mantella.

This season we witnessed an epic reunion of models as they walked for Isabel Marant, as well as for Simone Rocha in London, Dolce & Gabbana in Milan and Eckhaus Latta in New York.

Celebrating his 100th fashion show, Dries Van Noten sent a slew of 40+ women down the runway, including veteran model Kristina de Coninck, who walked in his very first show in 1992, French It-woman Caroline de Maigret, and Canadian models Yasmin Warsame, Amber Valletta, Kirsten Owen and Liisa Winkler. At Isabel Marant, ‘90s supers Carolyn Murphy and Valletta walked alongside their contemporary counterpart, 21-year-old Gigi Hadid.

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