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!)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!
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 itâ€™s wonderful. And this picture is a extremely fine example of how good it can look. Brilliant.
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.
Its a Rick Owens Coat, it wraps around, and is as practical as it is beautiful. Obviously this lady is a bit too ahead of the curve presented here. This is my favorite outfit of the whole blog, in all the ten years so far. Its funny to see that the people who don’t “get ” it are actually the older ones.
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?