Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Street….Beppe & Carla, Milan


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  1. PatriciaJ

    October 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Wow, I hope I look like that when I’m her age. They both look so elegant and she looks so fashionable. It’s nice to see that rules can be broken and that’s she dresses for herself. Probably one of my favorite pictures!!

    • Michael

      December 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Hallo PatriciaJ

      yes, yes and yes!!! I agree with every word you said! They both look so great. And I love the way she looks. She combines colours and forms in a great way so they make an individual style that perfectly fits her personality.


  2. nikkistyle

    October 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Stylingggg! :)

  3. Lori

    October 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Lovely, lovely picture.

  4. martine

    October 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    What a great look. I love her necklace and her shoes and her smile. And him. And absolutely everything about this. She just looks so young somehow.

  5. lintmag

    October 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Gorgeous! The epitome of stylish Italians!

  6. sofia

    October 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I would like to look this happy whenever i get to that age, also I hope to find someone to look that gorgeous with

  7. monkeyshines

    October 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm



  8. LIZPR

    October 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Cool. They have character, and senses of humour, too.

  9. savan

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Gorgeous elegance – bravo Carla!

  10. Michelle

    October 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Great shot! Outstanding clothes and style. Thanks, Scott.

  11. LocalCeleb

    October 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I love these two.. Still stylish and elegant at their ripe young age.. Priceless photo.

  12. Ophelia

    October 20, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Their ensembles work perfectly together!

  13. Caroline

    October 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I just adore this pair, and particularly love Carla’s white shirt (it’s perfection with the skirt). The hair ribbon is a great and quirky touch.

  14. Spirale Rouge

    October 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    These people are so elegant, a natural elegance and it’s so enjoyable to watch. I really like the lady’s look.
    You have a veritable flair for tracking down people with a real presence. This is the clever eye of the photographer that reveals the deeper feelings and truth of a strong personality.

  15. Minty

    October 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    this is such a cute couple, they both look so happy.

    x Minty

  16. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    October 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Oh my goodness! They are so stylish and classic. I love her look! From her ponytail to her fantastically chic sandals. They are seriously gorgeous!!


  17. Marcel Da Chump

    October 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you, Scott.
    I really needed this picture.

  18. Melissa

    October 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I hope I can be this classy when I get to be that age.

  19. [email protected]

    October 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I adore these two, match made in heaven, how blessed are they to have each other?

  20. Lauren Helen

    October 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    What a sweet photo – I really love this.


  21. Annabella

    October 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    The Milano Fashion/Style A list crowd is fantastically represented on the Sartorialist this week. You weren’t kidding , Scott ,when you mentioned the ‘pearls’ you had in store for us. Wow!

    My God, without Beppe and Carla, Art/Fashion/Style as we know it would not exist! They continue to rule fashion/art empires, dynstanies, and are also busy contributing to the future of fashion/style. And, as always, their elegant personal styles are perfection, suit them to a T, and are totally hip!

    Also doesn’t hurt that they are both adorable!

    These latest photos with old/older tags (wish there were better sounding tags perhaps ‘seasoned”….oh hell let’s not go there after the curve fiasco…They are simply an Older brilliant woman and man, who did much to create the entire fashion and art world we know and enjoy today…and thank god they have no intention of slowing down….or personally ever being anything but stylish!

    All of these killer photos of the older crowd are now my official go to reference /look book) for my styling clients, and I suspect many a challenged older soul looking for inspiration!

    Joy, Joy, JOY!

    Thanks so much Scott.

  22. jas

    October 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    so cute! i love her outfit!

  23. Rebecca

    October 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    They are perfect. Especially her, but I also love how happy he is that they’re being photographed… Love it.

  24. Lauren

    October 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    How lovely to see such a stylish older couple!

    The Styleseer

  25. Chloe

    October 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Lovely couple! and i love her style – very refreshing & youthful-looking :) love the shoes too! fashion knows no age, thats the beauty of it.

  26. Annie Pazoo

    October 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Does Carla really deserve an “older women” tag? She looks pretty young to me!

  27. beauty, naturally

    October 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Ageless is a great look, how happy they are!

  28. eddy

    October 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Those heads look photoshopped?

  29. artsgrrrrl

    October 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I would love to know who made her sandals.
    She has incredible style!

  30. Jonathan

    October 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I want to grow old with my sense of style completely intact like her.

  31. Bohemian Style

    October 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

  32. Carla Magalhaes

    October 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I think I’ve seen him maybe in your book? Aside their elegance and style what I like most is the expression of joyful peace (I’m brazilian and I don’t know if it really means what I want to say) on their faces. Oh, and I would love to know about her beautiful neckless.

  33. hetchy

    October 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! She is lovely, sassy, and wonderful!! He’s not too bad either!

  34. Zedta

    October 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm


  35. antique engagement rings

    October 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    The photo is fantastic.. love her necklace!

  36. Miss L

    October 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm

  37. michelle

    October 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I’d like to ask why this post is tagged “older women?!”

  38. Kathryn Brenne

    October 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Such an inspiration! They look so happy, stylish and comfortable in their clothes.

  39. Name*

    October 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm


  40. Catherine

    October 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Ageless style! Love her dress/jacket.

  41. Selena

    October 20, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    OMG! I wish I could be as chic as this lady when I am her age!

  42. Stella

    October 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Loving the skirt and smiles. It is inspiring to see a happy pair their age dressed so stylishly. =)

  43. Cindy

    October 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Man, would you look at that outfit she’s wearing! With the long shoestrings tying her hair back… She’s just too stylish! Puts me to shame….;(

    Love that blouse and necklace…. she looks like a twinkling star.

  44. maria

    October 21, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Oh how I love this photo. Thank you so much Scott for posting pictures of “older” people. They have a certain ease about them that most young waif-y models have yet to achieve. Thank you again for this and the Lucinda Chambers one, they totally made my week. I even printed them out to pin on my moodboard at home.

    P.S. I love that you are commenting on photos nowadays. While your photos are more than capable of standing on their own, it is nice to “hear your voice” too.

  45. Yvonne

    October 21, 2011 at 1:38 am

    She looks beautiful and chic!

  46. iBoutiques

    October 21, 2011 at 1:42 am

    The people of Milan are true to their passion for style. It’s not just about the models on runways clothed in fab wardrobes. Fashion seems to be a way of life.

  47. Petra

    October 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

    How STUNNING!!!
    They are telling us one of those TRUE LOVE -stories….
    See, it works… True love exists….

  48. une chatte grise

    October 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

    This photo made me smile, too!

  49. anna lili

    October 21, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Hi Scott, good pic but wrong tag… should tag Milan instead of Paris :)

  50. Johnny

    October 21, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Elegant and classy as only Italians can be!


  51. La Vie Quotidienne

    October 21, 2011 at 3:35 am

    I have respect to be higher, but I guess by going to the latest in fashion….great photo.Congrats.
    La Vie Quotidienne.

  52. Fanja

    October 21, 2011 at 4:01 am


  53. Rose

    October 21, 2011 at 4:18 am

    if i look like that when i’m her age, i’ll be very chuffed :) actually, if i’m that smiley with my husband when we’re that age, i’ll be even more pleased! :) xxx

  54. Sharon

    October 21, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Thanks, Scott! More older couples!!!!

  55. Charikleia

    October 21, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Thank you again dear Sartorialist for reminding us constantly that style has no age.

    I love the style of those two!!! And most of all their happy faces!

    Kisses from Greece!

  56. Crónicas de mi armario

    October 21, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Lovely couple.. this pic is so sweet!

  57. MstrdavidPOP

    October 21, 2011 at 5:27 am

    the older woman is such a joy to watch

  58. Erica

    October 21, 2011 at 5:44 am

  59. Marta Garrido

    October 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

    When i will be old, i want to be like her! Lovely!

  60. Jo

    October 21, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I love the attention to detail in their outfits. The gent’s hankerchief makes the outfit look ultra classy and the lady’s necklace is so elegant! They both look absolutely beautiful.

  61. berenger

    October 21, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Blimey, she just makes everything tick. She is sunshine personified.

  62. Fashionthroughtravel

    October 21, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I love their look! I can only wish I am so fashionable when I’m their age!

  63. peter evans

    October 21, 2011 at 6:34 am

    they look so happy and stylish..

  64. Martin

    October 21, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Lovely couple,
    but his pants are way too long.

  65. Danae

    October 21, 2011 at 6:48 am

    They look fabulous and so happy. They must have been enjoying the ride to the fullest!

  66. Peg

    October 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

    That’s it. I’m going silver (reference to Garance’s worries about 10 non dark hairs on her head).

    Great happy pic, love it.

  67. Roberta Tonelli

    October 21, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Super cool!!!

  68. debbie

    October 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Scott-think you need to change ‘older women’ to ‘women of a certain age’ or ‘timeless women’ or something….. You might as well be calling us ‘geezers’.

  69. The Clothierin

    October 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

    My fascination with Marni style alive!
    Meanwhile belongs Marni to the classic of fashion.
    This’s how wonderfully harmonizes in the company of traditional look.
    Beautiful people!

    Greetings from Berlin

  70. IS THIS IT? models review

    October 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Beppe is always amazingly perfect in his timeless elegance.

  71. Linda

    October 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I love this couple …. not saving their Sunday best for a special day… every day is special and they are living it.

  72. Anonymous

    October 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Thanks–I very much appreciate the series on older people. I think these are some of your best and most interesting shots.

  73. Anna Louisa

    October 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I want to be them when I grow up :). Sophistication and happiness like this makes being 50-60 seem infinitely preferable to being 20!

  74. Blackwhitetaffy

    October 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I LOVE THIS!! I find this so adorable but trendy! I love the necklace! I wish I will look like them when I’m old


  75. Mia

    October 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Fashion has no age! ;) Perfect match! Love it

  76. Margaret

    October 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Her eye for proportion is just unmatched. Especially love the long, black ties left hanging from her divine necklace…!
    Doesn’t she look like Franca Sozzani?


    October 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

    great pic!

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  78. Debra

    October 21, 2011 at 11:16 am

    she is adorable!

  79. Name*skippy

    October 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    the shoe laces in the hair might have been enough.

  80. cambridge satchel company

    October 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    how adorable. I want to be as fashion as them at that age :)

  81. carole

    October 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    WOW…..they are FABULOUS!!!!!

  82. Renee

    October 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Dapper he & stylishly chic she, are infinitely inspiring & utterly charming! This gives me hope & makes my day.

    Thanks Love.

  83. Silvia

    October 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    The pair of shoes the lady is wearing are my favorities! I think they are azzedine alaia’ ones. looove it!

  84. Edoardo

    October 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

  85. Megan

    October 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Elegant, cool and all style – quite the duo!

  86. Fritzie

    October 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Obviously style has ntohing to do with age! Great! xfx

  87. Fritzie

    October 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Obviously style has nothing to do with age! Best proof!

  88. melissa

    October 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I agree with one of the comments that I want to be them when I grow up..
    They have an ease about them that makes the cloths even more reachable to the viewer…
    I hope they can let each other in, to the other, and it looks like they have that ability as a couple..


  89. Alison Cole

    October 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    These two amazingly stylish individuals are inspiring and refreshing. Can you please remove the distasteful ‘tags’. I know that you, of all people, wouldn’t intend anything derogatory, but seeing those words associated with Carla and Beppi feels insulting. They are ahead of ‘the pack’ and their sense of style is so individual, especially Carla. She is absolutely magnificent. The ‘Dynamic Duo’.

  90. Oh, yes I did.

    October 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I find it funny that people say they want to be like this couple (or, more commonly, like this woman) when they are old.

    I want to be like them, now.

  91. jaj

    October 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    It just goes to show that you can be current and stylish at any age. They look great!

  92. Anonymous

    October 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I believe that is Carla Sozzani, Franca’s twin sister, which is why she looks like her. She is magnificent.

  93. Unlikely Nomad

    October 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    THANK you for publishing images of beautiful BEAUTIFUL people who are not in their 20′s.
    I think it is amazing to see how very stylish people do it, and look AMAZING…


  94. clarity enhanced diamonds

    October 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    The earrings are fantastic!

  95. Just Friends

    October 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I love the Kris Ruhs necklace !

  96. Name*

    October 22, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I can’t figure out why, but just looking at this photo fills me with joy.

  97. Bambi

    October 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Funny Couple. I’ll like to look this great when im old

    My blog isn’t about me, is about other people

  98. lizzy

    October 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t get the problem with calling Carla Sozzani an older woman. According to wikipedia, she is 64 years old. This is a bit like complaining about calling a 7 year old a child or a little girl. If we are lucky we will all go through the various stages of life, and I for one hope to be like Carla and be a chic older woman.

    Now if the point is that Scott doesn’t have tags for younger women, meaning that they’re the norm for the stylish so he has to tag the elderly because they’re not the norm for stylishness, I get that and think it’s a valid criticism.

  99. Petra Rieder

    October 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Adorable! Super styling!

  100. Kim

    October 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Carla’s style is amazing!! Hope my style develops in such amazing ways. No need for designers to tell her how to dress.

  101. Kateryna

    October 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    they are great! wish all couples look like that… not only so stylish, but so bright and full of emotions

  102. PinonHillsDebbie

    October 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Utterly beautiful. I am an “older woman” age 59 and I do NOT see anything distasteful about the tag “older”. Given: we all get “older”. It’s a fact and NOT a bad thing or an insulting thing. It’s more desirable to become older than it is to be dead at age 30. Growing old is part of life and it’s a beautiful thing. And please post more pictures of older men and women.

  103. Mr Kane

    October 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  104. berenger

    October 23, 2011 at 5:57 am

    As a middle aged woman, I pray to the great fashion god in the sky that I get to be an even older woman. My style has matured – it will get even better, and my life is ten times more thrilling. The young have their own advantages, but years and years of learning how to dress – and live – is the blessing of advancing time.

    To those young women who want ot be like this when they are old: Good luck – me too… X

  105. tallulah

    October 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

    They make me smile from ear to ear. What a stylish, happy couple. I agree with PinonHillsDebbie – the tag “older woman” is to be celebrated and embraced. I don’t see any negative connotation attached to it at all. Thanks for making me smile so much with this one!

  106. Girl on a bike

    October 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Oh to be a Sozzani! Dictionaries could use the word Sozzani as a synonym for effortlessly stylish.
    I don’t find the tag “older woman” discrimatory, but I do find the comments implying that it is really surprising to find stylish, beautiful older women offensive, particularly when Carla Sozzani is one of the world’s style arbitrators.

  107. Jmbrace

    October 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Scott, please continue to add more photos under the “older woman”tag. As a 63 year old, it is nice to know you are providing a growing resource of inspiration for my age group.

  108. Reigs

    October 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Very very cool.

  109. Hillary

    October 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    This goes to show you can be stylish at any age! has great timeless pieces… Check it out!

  110. Eliza

    October 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    So nice to see couples that have matching style and class!! Great picture!!!

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  111. Una B

    October 24, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Wow,they look amaizng
    There are no age boundries in fashion,that’s for sure!

  112. thefashionguitar

    October 24, 2011 at 7:11 am


    I wish I will grow very old and stylish with my boyfriend!

    XO Charlotte

  113. Ururu Kaigo

    October 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

  114. Carly

    October 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    WOW! BIG fan of this, I love how she looks so stylish but without looking like mutton dressed as lamb.

  115. sanna linnea

    October 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Love the white jacket/ dress she is wearing. I will make a garment like that by my self :D

  116. Melany

    October 26, 2011 at 12:13 am


  117. Wendy

    October 26, 2011 at 12:15 am


  118. Maria Jose

    October 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Carla and Beppe are beatifull! Very cool!!! I love de “older man” and “older woman” tags. I am 53 years old. I am more happy now!!!

  119. Claudia

    October 27, 2011 at 12:24 am

  120. carlakkrisfan

    October 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    This is a photo of friends. Carla’s partner for many years is Kris Ruhs, a brilliant, American artist who also designs most of her jewelry. In fact, he contributes designs to many of Carla’s projects including the decor for 10 Corso Como. His paintings, and installations are wonderful too.

  121. barbara smolen

    November 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Two Fashionable Italian Elves

  122. ezgi

    April 3, 2012 at 5:02 am

    love love love the most amazing couple I’ve ever seen:)

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