Daily Archives: August 25, 2012

Is it possible to call an election based on clothes? This is the kind of question that occupies my mind as I sit idly by the pool on vacation in the weird fallow period before the next big political event begins in the US: the presidential race.

Weird, I know. Some people watch clouds and see ice-cream cones and bunnies; I watch clouds and see donkeys and elephants. But I know I’m not the only one.

What are we to make of the fashion industry’s focus on ageing women?

First came the book Advanced Style by photographer Ari Seth Cohen, a visual ode to the beauty of the over-60s. Then came the revelation that the Parisian brand Lanvin was featuring Jacquie ‘Tajah’ Murdock, an 82-year-old model, in its autumn/winter campaign.