22 comments

  1. Anonymous

    February 25, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    They rule.

  2. Jenny

    February 25, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    I definitely makes you think that there is truth in the slogan “grow old gracefully”.

  3. blix

    February 25, 2006 at 11:46 pm

    he’s ok, but she creeps me out! the red mouth, the hair!

    now if she a had hat on, different story maybe. come to think of it, one reason old people looked amazing in the past was the hats!

  4. Anonymous

    February 26, 2006 at 3:28 am

    I think she’s lovely. It’s refreshing to see an older woman with a face. What a lovely smile. What style!

    – desertwind

  5. Anonymous

    February 26, 2006 at 8:46 am

    Another case where you’re breaking ground with your candid on the street photos.

    If she in a studio shot, she’d be forced to wear a wig.

    Here she is with her real hair. Yes, women go bald too as they get older. She’s gone to a salon for styling for her appearance at this event and they’ve done a great job while still keeping her as she is.

    The other option is they could have done danish braids.

  6. Anonymous

    February 26, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Makes me thing of old money/old style.

  7. paulina

    February 26, 2006 at 10:13 am

    and If it was a studio shot, she’d be not only forced to wear a wig but photoshoped as well. very properly ;]

  8. Anonymous

    February 26, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Not bald, but a case of thinning hair, and it doesn’t seem to affect her world. And because it doesn’t, and her aura even jumps off the photo, she rocks. He rocks, too.

    - AthenaNY

  9. Anonymous

    February 26, 2006 at 11:52 am

    I think that most anyone can look graceful in old age if perfectly clothed and groomed…not just Manhattan rich folk.

  10. The Sartorialist

    February 26, 2006 at 11:58 am

    I’m very proud of the fact that if you look through my archives you will see many graceful older people regardless of their income level.

  11. Jen Bekman

    February 26, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    I could be mistaken, but I’m almost certain that that’s Judith Peabody, who is the epitome of class and grace. She is incredibly elegant and is also a major philanthropist. I met her years ago when I was volunteering at GMHC. (Sorry the excerpt below is so long, I think she’s pretty damn fascinating.)

    From NY Social Diary:
    Judy Peabody is a fascinating New York figure. At night you might see her and her husband Sam at theatre, opera and ballet openings, both elegantly turned out – she in couture and brilliant jewels, and he in well tailored dark suit or black tie – the perfect picture of late 20th-century cosmopolitan sophistication…

    [She] is a longtime member of the New York social glitterati and supporter of cultural and philanthropic causes. However, beyond the routine (and demanding) fundraising and organizing roles that these causes require, Mrs. Peabody long ago took another path and a bigger personal step in the process. For the past two decades she has been a deeply devoted, hands-on volunteer to AIDS patients. Her day-to-day work as therapist assisting victims of the dread disease has had an almost saintly impact on the lives of countless individuals and families.

  12. The Sartorialist

    February 26, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    Jen,
    thank you for posting that

  13. Anonymous

    February 27, 2006 at 12:41 am

    Yes, who wouldn’t want to look like Minnie and Roman Castevet?

  14. rainy day girl

    February 27, 2006 at 2:42 am

    They are lovely but what makes the photo stand out–and what probably caught the sartorialist eye–is the coordinating red scarves. That’s just adorable!

  15. Anonymous

    February 27, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Beautiful smiles, a happy moment nicely photographed. “Very chill” people, as some would say.

    Does he remind anyone else of the late, great choreagrapher George Balanchine?

    I enjoyed this photo so much.

  16. Melanie Klein

    February 27, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    Can’t stand the Mr. Kenneth 60′s flip on her, not to mention the fur. He’s Gore Vidal manque’.

  17. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    This is Judith and Samuel Peabody.

  18. charlotte

    July 14, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    Great pic but imagine the upkeep on that ‘do’ of hers.

  19. Anonymous

    October 12, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    lovely couple. but her hair looks like the hair of gary oldman in which he played a count in his movie w winona ryder and keanu reeves

  20. Donnie Gayfield

    September 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Why does gray have to be equated with age? They are beautiful as their spirit radiates from their life experiences–which we devalue in this country. We look at age through the prism of a pervasive youth culture. And, therefore, we see age as decay, not as growing in wisdom, experience, grace, and style.

  21. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

    i couldn't agree with you more Donnie …very well stated.

  22. Smith

    June 25, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Nice!

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