105 comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Fantastic! In a class by herself.

  2. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    One of the coolest, most beatiful women I’ve ever seen. And the coat is great!

  3. tomassocroccante

    January 11, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    So Kabuki like – including the shape of the arch behind her.

    This and the giant plaid blanket coat below are my choices for best of the season. To hell with fur when you can make shapes like these.

  4. a.

    January 11, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Fantastic looking lady and photo. Now that is what I call style. Bravo!

  5. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my my my, doesn’t she just have your (and our) number??? Fabulous.

  6. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Someone to take seriously, without a doubt.

  7. tomassocroccante

    January 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Shouldn’t she be a silver Vixen?

    Scott – REALLY enjoyed flying through your pics over at http://men.style.com/fashion/blogs/sartorialist/2008/01/10/index.html

    Noticed that The Silver Fox of canary-yellow eyewear fame is pictured again, in a blue suit, again with the monogrammed handkerchief, and with those glasses tucked behind. He’s definitely consistent (and definitely still not porty!)

  8. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    i NEED that coat. where is it from? i hope to be as graceful.

  9. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    She IS beautiful!!

  10. EE

    January 11, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Exquisite. Wow.

  11. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    i hope i’m that kind of hot when i’m her age.

  12. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    love her confidence!

  13. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    we live in a culture in which youth is made synonymous to beauty. your site, with all the images that show us so many other possibilities, should be commended. bravo.

  14. valber

    January 11, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    im wowed. it seems like frank gehry designed a coat. so organic shaped and so minimalistic at the same time. nice shot, again, sart!

  15. Mikhail

    January 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    The boots and the oversized jacket. Delicious.

  16. adil sg

    January 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    nice capture…

    her face just outshine all..

    wiiieee
    adil

  17. Auntie Naka

    January 11, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    What amazing confidence she appears to have!

  18. azzi

    January 11, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Very very cool!!! What a coat! =)

  19. Erin

    January 11, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I can not be convinced that these coats look good on ANYONE…

  20. lc224

    January 11, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Wow! This is a woman with her own style. She looks like an artist (even a sculptor) to me.

  21. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    That is the coolest coat. She looks like some kind of winged insect. A fly.

  22. Max

    January 11, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    AMAZING.

  23. The Clothes Horse

    January 11, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I really like the archiectural quality she brings to the puffer with her pose and tall boots. A stunning woman with equally great style.

  24. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.

  25. rosemary x

    January 11, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    look at that beautiful face!

    and those boots…

    i’m still trying to figure out the puffer though…i like the way its framing her body…yet i’m bewildered by how it would lay if her arms weren’t crossed in front of her.

    *sigh*

    i want those boots.

  26. Marygrace

    January 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    What a presence! I hope to look half as distinguished some day.

  27. joy

    January 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    What a fabulous lady!! I love the boots and the lines created by the jacket.

  28. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    COOL OLDER LADY!

  29. morty

    January 11, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I have a similar black coat,longer though , and black boots,not as stylish as she has and they are already serving me for the third winter so why should I not like her outfit?

  30. CK Dexter Haven

    January 12, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Kind of a Darth Vader thing. Where’s the helmet?*

    *Doesn’t mean i don’t like it….

  31. pauline

    January 12, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Perfect. I love the almost-symmetry.

  32. the gold locket and chinese fan girl

    January 12, 2008 at 12:37 am

    This is a great picture! She looks like a bird with her nose,pose, and coat. I love it.

  33. Liz

    January 12, 2008 at 1:30 am

    First time here, beautiful pics!

  34. Madalene

    January 12, 2008 at 1:47 am

    A terrible spate of gangsta (yes with an a) “fashion” (for which the puffer jacket was a key piece) created an army of boys resembling Michelin men during my teens. Sadly it has soured the look in my opinion. Skinny boys would deflate when hugged.

    But who would have thought that a lady of her stature would perfect the look? The 1990s salutes her for finally getting it right.

  35. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Awesome! volume of the coat balanced by slim trousers and very very nice boots. I wonder if coat Kenzo? couldn’t figure out boots but they are soo becoming and contrasting her age – love it! Love the setting, it completes the picture to me.
    Saida

  36. Peter

    January 12, 2008 at 2:29 am

    It looks like a flotation device… she owns it though!

  37. Maylis

    January 12, 2008 at 2:37 am

    The rubber boots! Where can I get those?Thank you for photographing older people, they have so much more character than young, unlined faces.-What kind of camera and lenses do you most often use? My 13-year old would like to know.

  38. Jack Daniel

    January 12, 2008 at 4:06 am

    i’m not feeling these puffer-coats.

    but i do like this one…!

    cool shot.

  39. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 4:08 am

    look at her with her arms crossed! so sassy. i love it. i love her. the coat is also wonderful, but above all else i adore her face. i wish this woman was my grandmother or something.

  40. lynn

    January 12, 2008 at 7:32 am

    ah bless… she’s come out of her house wearing her duvet. I used to have a coat like that. They’re so warm you cook inside.

  41. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Just terrific….
    I do believe that you’ve photographed her before. Paris?
    Is she not the same person that you photographed wearing skirt,sweater & a beautiful necklace (none of which were designer labled) and possibly the woman on the steps wearing bib style jeans?
    No matter, she has a great sense of style and is inspiring.

  42. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Very nice! one little question with no relation to this photo, where’s your photos from Sweden?

  43. JOFUS DUFUS

    January 12, 2008 at 8:54 am

    wow, very good photo.

  44. vero

    January 12, 2008 at 9:16 am

    The lady is great, the boots are nice, the coat is stunning, but…seems that this coat needs another, more ellegant boots. Doesn’t it?

  45. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Wearing such an outfit she doesn’t come across to me as being a very warm person. That’s what the photo tells me anyway.

  46. Deja Pseu

    January 12, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I normally detest the word “fierce” when used to describe a look. But damn, if that isn’t the first word that popped into my head when the picture loaded. Fantastic!

  47. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 10:53 am

    She is italian, isn’t she?

  48. Paul Pincus

    January 12, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Forever cool.

    The hair…the coat…the boots. She’s appears monumental!

  49. cathy

    January 12, 2008 at 11:47 am

    This is one of the most beautiful photographs I’ve seen on this page. The colours, the framing, her face & hair, the light of the arch behind her and THE JACKET… Everything works. Incredible.

  50. reverend dick

    January 12, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Thankyou for the wonderful pictures of stylish grownups. she looks like she stepped off the pages of Frank Herbert’s “Dune”.

  51. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    perfecto

  52. mariach.

    January 12, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Whoa……..

  53. desertwind

    January 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Scott, this is a brilliant photo. The arc of her eyes and the arc of her hair and the arc in the background. Fabulous.

    And, fabulous woman, too.

    Riding boots, I think. How tall is she? Could a 5’1″ gal (me) carry this coat? Or would the coat carry me? I love it.

  54. Anne Corrons

    January 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    she is really fabulous!

  55. Lydia

    January 12, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve recently cropped my hair short and let it go gray. Your photos of silver foxes and the positive comments by many on your site have increased my self confidence. Thank you for showing us that beauty comes in many shapes,sizes,races, and ages.

  56. Gabriela

    January 12, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Magnifique! The living definition of a tower of stenght -and I would add wisdom!

  57. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Fierce AND fly!

  58. Jae Young

    January 12, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    First, I love her hair. It is gorgeous. I dream of the day when my hair will be peppery, but I’m afraid it won’t be nearly as lovely as hers is. Her bone structure is also amazing. I’d be glad you took her picture regardless of what she’s wearing.

    I’m not in love with the coat. I think she’s wearing it right, with tight trousers and fitted boots. It’s different, I just can’t imagine that thing being warm, which is the only reason anyone should wear down puff coats in my opinion.

    So I’ll go back to staring at her neck up.

  59. Pomegranate and Patchouli

    January 12, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    WOW! Iconic.

  60. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    regal.

  61. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Looks nice in the picture, but… if I saw her on the street, I might take her for a loon.

  62. Butch

    January 12, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Deeply terrific. All of it. Proving that one can be of a certain age and still find ways to dress in what I’ll allow my self to call (just this once, because it really fits–pardon the pun) a fashion-forward manner.

    Now, what say they more women allow themselves to gray? As men almost invariably do?

    Undoubtedly, one takes a hit in terms of the kind of sexual appeal that is propounded as the ONLY appeal–namely, that of youth.

    But.

    But.

  63. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    are those ann demeulemeester riding boots?

  64. Alice Olive

    January 12, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Wow. Beautiful. Stark and dramatic. This is literally a walking expression of style/art.

  65. lintmag

    January 12, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    she looks like a beautiful sculpture.

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    January 12, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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  67. Kanani

    January 12, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    This outfit says strength with a sharp perspective. Great hair. I was getting annoyed with the number of women who are afraid to go grey, to grow old with dignity, and keep dyeing their hair blonde, and getting plastic surgery, working on exteriors only.

  68. leo.valentim

    January 12, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    someone that makes our head turns,in every way…

  69. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    for the curious, it’s a rick owens from a couple of seasons ago, if I’m not mistaken.

  70. Maria

    January 12, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    second image this week that amazes me! Superb woman: strong and mature. Vitality in space suit!!

    She is like the italian mother of superman!

  71. Sarah

    January 12, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    gorgeous! This is exactly how I want to age, and it makes me less fearful of what’s to come. She also makes a puffer look en vogue, which I didn’t think was possible.

  72. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Fantastic, beauty best shines through confidence.

  73. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Coooool I’ll be looking forward to my 60th birthday, She is elegant and very attractive, most importantly not a trace of in-dignifying plastic surgery or botox. No judgment but sometimes is nice to view the real thing cold turkey and understand it does not mean you will be uninteresting if not conventionally young.

  74. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 1:35 am

    This IS the woman with the overalls, yes? She’s got such elan.

  75. Eric

    January 13, 2008 at 2:00 am

    I agree that the coat is not going to be practical since it seems to have no zipper or buttons, but hey, it is fun to wear, and as long as she is not in arctic (I am guessing this pic was taken in Italy?) she will be fine…

    Very nice hair too…again emphasizing the importance of having nice hair.

  76. Mablog

    January 13, 2008 at 5:30 am

    sorry, too colour-blinded to see!

  77. cordelia

    January 13, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Youth (and beauty) beyond age…

  78. Candid Cool

    January 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    INCREDIBLE!!!!

  79. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Women– take note! This is the face of a woman who has lived and loved– and one who obviously lives and loves! And she is as unpretentious as possible. May we all rise to this! Bravo!

  80. beatnies

    January 13, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    one of the best shot ever… wish i could be as stylish as this when i get older..

  81. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    how the heck does this coat work?? To my eye it looks as if it would stick out from the body if she didn’t have her arms crossed. Is that the case? That would be very unwearable, i believe…

  82. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Love love love love the picture and love her. I wanna look like her and I’m 20 years old!

  83. wyldegirl

    January 14, 2008 at 7:13 am

    she is sheer perfection- i love the silver hair, the fantastic boots, the understated simplicity and authentic-frank-sensual grace she radiates. i strive for this style when i begin to age. . .

  84. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I was on my way to Pitti in Firenze when I saw this moment when he was taken this photo! I can tell she was something very very special! I was happy to see her one more time and show my husband!What a charisma!!!!!!

  85. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Not great. Makes me think of what Batman’s mom would look like.

  86. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    After going recently I noticed that a lot of the Italian women look like they have just got off a horse! There loving the jockey stile leather boots at the moment. I think it’s wonderful.
    And this picture is a extremely fine example of how good it can look. Brilliant.

  87. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    She looks like a beetle, and what presence.

  88. AnonymousJK

    January 14, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    SIMPLY G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

  89. rosario

    January 15, 2008 at 4:29 am

    the face of matriarcal. the “new grand mother”. strong

  90. reema

    January 15, 2008 at 5:48 am

    its a total class. Love that great posture of confident… chin up and straight… and that salt n peper hair..

  91. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    For those asking what the deal is with the coat, it’s designed by Rick Owens (from a few seasons ago) and has a strap closure which is peaking from behind her arm.

  92. miteka

    January 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    when I grow old(er), I want to be like her!!!
    absolutely gorgeous!

  93. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I love her.

  94. Asian Models Blogger

    January 15, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Love the coat and boots, but you do realize the reason this photo is so great is because of the light behind her. Otherwise, we won’t be able to see the details as clearly.

  95. Elizabeth

    January 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I had to come back to this. As an older woman I appreciate the remarks about aging with grace and so forth and I agree that this woman is fantastic looking.

    However the coat drives me nuts, it looks like she fell into an air mattress naked (I know, I know, obviously not really) and grabbed it to cover herself up, and as puffy as it is, if it really gapes like that in the front it would never really keep you warm. End of rant.

  96. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 11:26 am

    so fabulous! gorgeous lady, great shot

  97. Anonymous

    January 23, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    it’s a fall 2006 rick owens coat, he even did a similar one for the menswear collection that season.
    the boots are ann for sure.

    i really like this picture, i guess she’s italian and a powerful one. buyer, press?

    http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/F2006RTW/ROWENS/RUNWAY/00220m.jpg

  98. rainrowan

    January 26, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Not far from her age myself — this image has prompted me to post my first comment. Strong Japanese aesthetic. Great inspiration.

  99. Au

    January 27, 2008 at 10:00 am

    She has very narrow shoulders, which pulls off the puffer, I think. With wide shoulders she’d be tres michelinesque. And it’s the combination of very narrow shoulders and very (very!) strong face that sends mixed signals and fascinates.

    And speaking of growing old gracefully–why, why, why are there no hair products that enhance graying hair instead of concealing the gray? How about gunmetal? Pewter? Steel?

  100. Anonymous

    January 27, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    This is perfection!

  101. Anonymous

    January 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    It looks like she has an air mattress wrapped around her. Not flattering. She is a lovely woman, though.

  102. Anonymous

    January 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Now this is incredible.

  103. ROMEO'S JULIET

    January 28, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Her attire is something you would expect a much younger woman to wear, but I don’t think anyone else would of been able to pull it off,quite as well.

    Effortless Beauty.

  104. Sara

    February 18, 2008 at 12:57 am

    HOPE. That once beauty redefines itself we can be left with with uninhibited style.

  105. Name*

    April 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    What a woman!!!!

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