magnificent. As soon as I go grey, I am dying my hair that shade. So many older women dye their hair the color that it used to be when they were younger and it can work to age them. She is as timeless as those columns in the background. I love her mona lisa smirk, too. She must have loved you! Was she a great subject to shoot?
this woman is a superb example of what it means to age gracefully. if only women in America could look at this and realize that they do not need a nip and a tuck to look good as they get older. she is a woman of great style.
She is so beautiful….forgetting about the outfit for a second, look at her posture. Even sitting down she carries herself like a queen, no hunched shuffling old lady here. I PRAY to look this good when I’m her age. And I’m just in love with the toggle coat.
. . the peaking hair to her amused eyes..to her pale subtle lips beautiful complexion and face…. and that coat.. all perfectly blend with the Grand Palais… she is part of the 20th century art nouveau architecture..
Iâ€™m touched by this picture, Sart. So much beauty together: from the columns to that ladyâ€™s peaceful and wise smile, her pose, the coat, the hair, the shawlâ€¦ There is a marvelous story floating in this pictureâ€™s atmosphere.
Wow, if I spend my sunset years with a wife like that I will a truly happy man! There is a danger with the colour palette for her to appear a little cold and severe but somehow she avids it and looks beautiful.
Beautiful woman, beautiful outfit, and the subtle colours of the picture are perfect. I’m 58 and facing the dilemma – go gray or not? Silver-gray looks great, salt&pepper (which is my case) – I’m not so sure…
I read an article recently about how French women like to change their basic wardrobe of black, gray and red to one based on creams, browns and pinks as they age. This is the best example of why that philosophy works. Her pink lipstick picks up the color of her scarf and the creams and browns are so flattering. Perfect. One of my favorite fashion shots ever.
I’m a “boomer” model here in Paris and I think she is also with my agency, for “boomers and seniors”. It’s so great to see you feature this photo. She gives any twenty year old a run for their money. Superb!
She blows me away! Stunning! She is incredibly beautiful. Love that coat and scarf. I’ve never figured out how to wear a scarf like that and have everything stay in place. It looks like she has mastered it. I find her incredibly inspiring and I bow to her mad skills.
I wish that people wouldn’t say ‘when I get to her age I wish I looked that good’. Apart from being an insult IMHO can you imagine her being unattractive at 21? I don’t think so. Unfortunately boys and girls you either have it or you don’t. This lady has it.
I noticed that a picture of a stylish older woman usually genarates many complements (which is nice) and comments “I wish I would look that good at her age”. Well, what is stopping you? Take care of yourself, don’t be a fashion victim/slave, develop your own style, and you’ll be fine. Nobody will force you into a pastel sweats or bad plastic surgery on your 40 birthday! You also don’t have to be French…although it may help…a bit;-)
As a woman of a certain age myself, I am so pleased to see my age group (and beyond) featured here. She is truly a portrait of self-pride. She isn’t panic-stricken over her years–she’s celebrating them by drawing attention to her coloring, not fighting it. Le Printemps en l’hiver…tres, tres chic!
What a lesson here…… she looks simple and modern and timeless and elegant and the clothing doesn’t scream “Designer of the moment!” and there’s no “it” bag anywhere around — she just looks comfortable in her own skin and beautiful — and what man wouldn’t fall in love with her as he passed by?
everything about this woman is perfection. the photograph really complements everything: what she is wearing, the background. the black stalkings and boots work well with the creams and the grays. beautiful work.
This, folks, is what’s known as aging gracefully. You don’t have to look like a frump, or like you’re stuck in the past (80s/70s/60s/50s, take your pick), or like you’re trying to keep up with your kids and grandkids (tres declasse). You just have to choose clothes and styles that work with you and not against you.
I completely agree that this woman has genetics (and I’m guessing environment) on her side but there’s no reason why any woman of any age can’t look stylish and appropriate if she takes the time to do her homework. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, either.
Seriously, Sart…if you ever publish a book of your photos, you MUST MUST include this one. I will snap it up in a hot minute.
i love this shot. it is my opinion that we can all look great at any age, and with any income. it’s all about simplicity and class.
just to reiterate what people have already said, she could not have done anything better than let her gray hair shine! i LOVE gray hair… and have thought about dying my hair gray on occasion… and i’m a 23 yr old guy. HAHA
This woman is absolutely stunning. <3 I love everything in this photo from refined style to her elegant coat and scarf to her playful expression and gorgrous hair. Gosh. I wish that I can age this gracefully. Absolutely divine.