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Old Models Look Drab and Grey

By |   February - 27 - 2010
Calvin Klein Old Models

Calvin Klein Old Models

I’m all for models looking like real women, I’m so sick of the nubile young sticks. So one would think I’d applaud Calvin Klein for bringing back some *gasp* old models for Fashion Week. (By old models we mean ones in their 30’s and 40’s – but still it’s something).

So out come these ancient relics of the fashion world and rather than proving that age can be beautiful, these women look horrible. They’re dressed in dumpy and basically shapeless grey dresses, they’re hair is slicked back and unattractive, and basically make up free. Washed out and haggard, these poor models aren’t doing themselves or the clothing any favors.

The only think to take away from the Calvin Klein’s old model collection is classic colors, classic cuts and nothing that really stands out and says WOW. It’s a sort of depressing idea, I’m 40 and I want to dress fun and funky and have a bit of edge rather than being draped in a grey sheath. The only highlight is that it appears as though platform shoes will be a staple again this year. Gotta love those platform shoes.

It’s as though Klein wanted to emphasize the classic and drab nature of this particular clothing line by using old models and making them look as washed out as possible rather than celebrating the beauty of age. Hopefully we’ll see more fashion icons walking the runways in the future but next time around I’d love to see some color and excitement.

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