The fashion industry has taken heat for the lack of representation of women of color and women of size. But what about women of age? Certain designers have taken a new approach by including older models in their advertisements. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have received media attention for using older models in a lookbook for their line, The Row.
The most notable face from the lookbook, is former model and stylist Lisa Rodin. The 65 year-old stunner lends a distinguished, refined look to the high-end, celebrity collection. American Apparel, a brand know for advertisements featuring wispy, younger-than-young models, released an ad with a gray-haired model in 2012. M.A.C., Lanvin and other labels have used older models in their advertisements, which is hopefully an indication of a more inclusive future for the fashion world.
Source & Photo of Lisa Rodin for The Row: Chicago Tribune