Thursday, June 17, 2010

Charlotte Rampling, cover girl - at 64

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We have been talking about older women creeping into high fashion runway shows and advertising campaigns. But as far as frockwriter can recall, fashion magazines are not as yet lining up to put anyone north of 50 on a cover. In fact we can't recall many (if any) that have. Try 64. Not that quarterly US fanzine Crush is a major, or even fashion-dedicated, but interesting nonetheless to see veteran British actor Charlotte Rampling on its latest cover. Below is a short video taken during the shoot. She may no longer be playing the ingénue, but judging by her IMDB page, Rampling is almost as busy now as during her heyday, when she shot to prominence in Georgy Girl, later cementing her position as a major star in The Damned and The Night Porter. The Paris-based grandmother is of course no stranger to the fashion world. Dubbed "the world’s sexiest woman” by British Vogue in 1974, accompanied by a nude Helmut Newton portrait, in September last year Rampling bravely posed nude again opposite’s then world number one Raquel Zimmermann for Juergen Teller and Paradis magazine - and this time full frontal.

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1 comments: said...

I think the fashion industry should make more room for beauty of all ages. Look how amazing she looks. Being older doesnt have to look like LANDS END, it can look like this photo. I would love to have a differet image than that retired American commercial look in my head. This is really much better image, and also I believe, more accurate of a mature woman!

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