British woman is to become the first 100-year-old model to appear in Vogue

You’re never too old, so the saying goes. Whilst it might not be strictly true for everything, this cool granny is set to become the first lady of 100 years to grace Vogue!

Model Bo Gilbert will be appearing in British department store Harvey Nichols’ fashion campaign in the centenary issue of the magazine, which will go on sale on Thursday 5th May.

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IMAGE: HARVEY NICHOLS / YOUTUBE

Gilbert — who lives in an assisted living facility in Birmingham — wore bespoke Valentino glasses, a Victoria Beckham top, a Dries Van Noten coat, shoes by Céline, a Lanvin necklace and trousers by The Row for her first ever campaign shoot.

The centenarian was photographed by fashion photographer Phil Poynter for the campaign, which will feature exclusively in the centenary issue, accompanied by a documentary film directed by Kell Stewart.

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IMAGE: PHIL POYNTER / HARVEY NICHOLS

The campaign, which aims to highlight ageism in the fashion industry, also celebrates Vogue’s100th anniversary.

“I do things that I think a lot of people wouldn’t do at my age,” says Gilbert in the accompanying YouTube video.

Still think you’re too old for a career in fashion? Haha, get out! Granny Gilbert is bossing it and so can you with one of our Fashion and Clothesmaking courses at The Sheffield College.

 

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