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81-year-old model hired for couture collection

Distinguished model shows that you don’t have to be young to be beautiful.

By Kim Anne Jul 15, 2013 5:29PM

The age-old tale that a model’s career is over by the time she reaches her twenties is, well, old news these days. Introducing Jennie Rhodes, a silver-haired model who is making waves at the impressive age of 81. Photo: Courtesy of VIELMA

Living beauty: Ageless Beauty

According to the Daily Mail, Rhodes is the new “it girl” when it comes to the world of older models, and her resume shows it. The striking beauty has been hired to be the face of a new campaign for fashion label VIELMA. In the campaign, Rhodes shows off a strong collection called ‘Beautiful End of the World.’ Designer Gabriel Vielma says Rhodes, a former Hollywood actress, was the perfect choice for such a campaign as opposed to a younger model. “There are different beauties in this world. Not only the young posses this quality. A flower possesses beauty as does fashion. My looks are strong and dynamic and the model I chose is both,” says the designer. “Her presence tells a story and this is inline with my collection. The clothes sit just as well on this woman as they would on a 17 year old.”

Tell us: What do you think of Rhodes?



Photo: Courtesy of VIELMA

Photo: Courtesy of VIELMA

Photo: Courtesy of VIELMA

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Jul 22, 2013 7:21PM

I'm pleased that the fashion industry can see the beauty in any age.  Jennie Rhodes is not to old she is too thin.

Jul 21, 2013 8:23PM
If, through fashion, the world again realizes there is merit in the wisdom ages, then having her as our poster girl is fantastic.

Another thing is she has not been air brushed, and her natural beauty is allowed to show, a major plus in my thinking.
Jul 20, 2013 12:10AM
Beautiful older woman that would be even more beautiful if she put on 20 lbs.  Adding the extra weight would also make her look much younger.
Jul 19, 2013 10:19PM
today is my birthday  damm i hope i look that good in 21 years
Jul 19, 2013 9:38PM
Jul 19, 2013 9:37PM
Will someone please tell me where the toilet is?
Jul 19, 2013 9:36PM
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