>> The heyday hasn't slowed down for models pushing forty this season — Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington — and now a couple of fifty-something models are issuing something of a comeback. First, 51-year-old Ines de la Fressange took the Jean Paul Gaultier couture runway a couple of weeks ago, and now 52-year-old Jerry Hall is mugging for (and replacing Christy Turlington in) Chanel's handbag campaign, along with Baptiste Giabiconi, who seems to have replaced Brad Kroenig as Karl Lagerfeld's male model of choice.
Karl picked Jerry to shoot because, as "Oscar Wilde said, 'I like men who have a future, and women who have a past.' It is this whole idea of seduction that is summarised here that appeals to me. One of a very young man fascinated and attracted by what a woman does: her wardrobe, her perfume, her movements, her allure, etc." And to imagine, he's known Jerry since she was 15 . . .