Casting senior citizen models to walk the runway is indeed becoming a trend. Anne Demeulemeester is the third designer, after Etro and Yohji Yamamoto to have used elders to model her collection.
The Spring 2009 Collection of the Belgian designer highlighted the art of aging gracefully. The show started with young, angst-smeared models wearing dark-coloured clothes strutting the garden of UniversitÃ© Pierre et Marie Curie. After a few moments of seeing young, rigid bodies, models that looked like they could have been grandparents, wearing Demeulemeester's light-coloured ensembles, appeared on the catwalk.
Through her latest collection, Ann Demeulemeester has been successful in painting the picture of the embracement of growing old and not to the battle against it it (and to purchase her clothes too!).
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