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London Fashion Week 2017: Simone Rocha Honours Age Diversity With These Three Beautiful Women

Screw tokenism. And ageism.

18/02/2017 20:50 GMT

Simone Rocha, whose AW17 collection lit the catwalk in a sea of poppies, embellished coats and layers of chiffon, paid the ultimate homage to timeless beauty: rather than having a token older woman in her model line-up, she had three. 

One of them included the great model Marie-Sophie Wilson, as well as actress and model Benedetta Barzini, and British model Jan de Villeneuve who started modelling in the 1960s. 

Benedetta Barzini

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Benedetta Barzini

In 1966 Benedetta was named as Harper’s Bazaar’s 100 Most Beautiful Women in the World. 

Marie-Sophie Wilson

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Marie-Sophie Wilson

Marie-Sophie Wilson was known for her androgynous beauty and was photographed by Peter Lindbergh and Mario Testino. She has and always will describe herself as a punk - she moved to the French countryside and only occasionally dips back into modelling.

Jan de Villeneuve

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Jan de Villeneuve

Jan was photographed by the likes of David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, and in the 60s was on the cover of Vogue.