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Are Older Models Here to Stay?

Do You Think Young Models Might Have Competition?

With Inès de la Fressange, Elle Macpherson, Stella Tennant, and other prominent not-so-teenaged models walking the runways at Fashion Week for the last couple seasons, some people are now speculating that the more mature catwalker is here to stay. Since most of the people actually buying designer clothes are well out of their teens, having models with a little more life experience than your average 16-year-old clotheshorse makes sense. However, it's not like we're seeing tons of older women, and those we've seen have been very famous faces. Do you think the fashion and beauty industries will make a sustained effort to better represent women of all ages, or do you think bringing back supermodels from decades past is just a fad?

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Burkina Burkina 5 years
Curves are barely in fashion. Its a way to get people shut up, showing Lara Stone's tits here, and a few bum cheeks there. Models will never compete with the older models. Its new faces every couple of years. When Linda, Christy, Naomi ruled, it was about the personality of the model, they became celebrities. They never showed off the clothes the way Kate does and thats why shes lasted regardless of her aging.
Diana615 Diana615 5 years
The point to runway models is not to take attention away from the clothes. Runway models are basically human clothes hangers. They aren't on the runway for any reason but to present the latest fashions to the buyers.
Burkina Burkina 5 years
They aren't competition. They walk the runway as an homage to the past + a lot of them have friendships between designers. But other than that they are not competition for the young models.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
I think their presence on the runway is more because people know who they are.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
i think that would be great but i'm not optimistic as long as the high fashion ideal remains the prepubescent boy look.
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