Harvey Nichols features 100 year-old model in special ad for Vogue

Created to run in the June issue of Vogue, which celebrates the iconic fashion mag’s 100th birthday, the print ad stars Bo Gilbert, who was born in 1916.

The elegant ad is shot by renowned fashion photographer Phil Poynter. It forms part of a recent trend for fashion brands to use older models in advertising, which has brought us Joan Didion as a face of Céline, Joni Mitchell modelling for Saint Laurent, and Charlotte Rampling for Nars, among many more.

As we reported in our Age issue last year, this trend is a sign of the fashion industry waking up both to the buying power of older women (and the need therefore to market to them) but also the appeal of older style icons to younger generations too.

The use of Bo Gilbert as a model in the 100th anniversary issue of Vogue makes for a nice addition to the older model trend and delivers a charming message about timeless fashion style. The issue will be Vogue’s biggest ever and will appear on news stands in May.

Agency: adam&eveDDB
CCO: Ben Priest
ECDs: Ben Tollett, Richard Brim
Creative: Laurence Quinn
Head of Design: Alex Fairman
Production company: Serlin Associates
Photographer: Phil Poynter

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