100-year-old model to appear in British Vogue

There’s no better way to mark British Vogue’s 100th anniversary than by featuring a 100-year-old model in the celebratory issue.

According to The New York Daily News Marjorie “Bo” Gilbert “sits atop a stool in an image for the brand Harvey Nichols as the center and highlight of their advertisement,” which will appear in the magazine’s upcoming June issue.

Wearing brands like Valentino, Dires Van Noten, The Row, Victoria Beckham and Lanvin, creative and marketing director at Harvey Nichols Shadi Halliwell said in a statement that Gilbert “is a fabulous, independent lady who epitomizes timeless style.”

Gilbert, a native of South Wales who admired the style of Audrey Hepburn as a young woman, said she likes to keep up her appearance.

“I always liked to keep myself looking a bit decent, even if I wasn’t going out,” she said. “I tried to keep the standards up… I certainly don’t dress up for boys.”

The News says Ben Tollett, executive creative director at adam&eveDDB — the ad agency for Harvey Nichols — told The Guardian that the company was excited to work with Gilbert.

“We’re really proud to be involved in a project which proves the older generation can be fearlessly stylish too,” he said. “Ageism is so last century.”

Gilbert’s likeness will grace the Harvey Nichols ad set to be released on June 5 with Vogue‘s commemorative issue.

 

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