Elderly Male Models Storm the Spring ’09 Runways

From left, Yohji Yamamoto, agnès b., Ann Demeulemeester. Photo: imaxtree, Getty Images, imaxtree

Hey fellas! Is your skin not so taut? Is your hair turning gray? Have you lost that pep in your step but not in your spirit? Well, modeling may be the career for you! Designers in Paris went gaga over older guys when casting their spring '09 shows. Yohji Yamamoto started the trend casting a handful of men over 60, one of whom, as we delightfully noted, appeared to "slightly drag a leg," for his Paris show last week. Ann Demeulemeester picked up where Yohji left off, sending ten elderly gentlemen out on the runway. And agnès b.'s show kicked off with a cheery, aging chap playing the flute. We can't wait to see what Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano have planned for the couture shows (which start today), but topping these castings isn't going to be easy. Perhaps Robert Redford is available?

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