Few industries have more age bias than the beauty business. We're often left feeling that decision-makers truly believe that it's young adults who do the major spending at the counters, and the general aspiration is to look 21 forever and ever and ever. But here and there we hear inspiring news like today: NARS announced today via WWD that as part of the brand's 20th anniversary celebrations (coming in September), François Nars has shot a “black-and-white portrait-style image” of 68 year old Charlotte Rampling.
Ms. Rampling has been a long-time muse and inspiration for Mr. Nars, so it makes sense. She is a timeless and iconic beauty and has a wide appeal to several generations, just like models Veruschka and Carmen Dell'Orefice who still make runway appearances, reminding us all that life and beauty don't end at 25, 30, 40, or 60.
Photos via several Charlotte Rampling fan sites.