August 4, 2011

editorial focus: don’t act your age.

the glossies

vogue’s anna wintour started the age issue in 2001 to show women “what to wear from 17 to 70,” with examples on models of all ages. although most fashion magazines cater to the woman between 25 and 35, it was nice to see to focus on all ages, including models. when i was young, i would read vogue and dream of wearing ysl, halston, and perry ellis “when i grew up.” well now i am grown up, and vogue has too. less and less emphasis is being focused on actually showing models in the age segments and focusing instead on their sweet spot of 25 to 35.

in the latest age issue, steven meisel shoots models between 20 and 46 for “double take.” liya kebede, karen elson, arizona muse and more show off runway trends two different ways. i love the moodiness of the backgrounds that gradiate from beige to forest green and rust. the styling, down to the legwear, is also strong, thanks to focused eye of marie-amélie sauvé. i would have loved aymeline valade, karen alexander, or carmen dell’orefice in the hands of meisel but i’m never going to be disappointed to see guinevere van seenus, audrey marnay, or kristen mcmenamy getting some face time. see the entire ed in high res here.

scans from gossamer veil at thefashionspot