Meet the First 100-Year-Old Model in Vogue

Stylish Marjorie 'Bo' Gilbert says she dresses for herself, not for 'boys'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2016 2:50 PM CDT

Marjorie "Bo" Gilbert has bragging rights that no other model who's ever graced the pages of Vogue can claim: She's the first 100-year-old woman to appear inside the magazine, Business Insider reports. As part of an ad campaign for UK store Harvey Nichols—which includes a two-minute video that notes the typical age of a model is between 16 and 25—and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the British version of Vogue, Gilbert sat in front of photographer Phil Poynter's camera for the ad appearing in the June issue, sporting Valentino eyeglasses, a Victoria Beckham blouse, and a Dries Van Noten coat, per the New York Daily News.

"I do things that I think a lot of people wouldn't do at my age," the South Wales resident says in the video. "I always liked keeping myself looking quite decent even if I wasn't going out." She adds that she's always dressed "to suit myself—I certainly don't dress up for boys." The Daily News notes that Gilbert isn't the first mature model to appear in fashion ads (Céline recently tapped Joan Didion as a "poster girl," while Cher took a turn last year as the face of Marc Jacobs' fall campaign). But Gilbert, who says her fashion idol when she was younger was Audrey Hepburn, is a) just a regular person, and b) the oldest woman to appear in Vogue ever. (This model posed with her colostomy bags.)

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