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This Modelling Agency Is Tackling Age Diversity In The Fashion Industry And It's Amazing

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31/03/2017 14:43

It’s of no secret that the fashion industry covets youth, but age diversity is becoming a hot topic like never before.

Which is why Russian modelling agency Oldushka is only signing silver-haired beauties. 

According to Vogue, the Moscow-based agency exclusively represents models over the age of 45. 

Founder Igor Gavar - who was inspired by his blog of photographing retirees - took it a step further and set up the agency. Now with 18 models on their books and an age range of 45 to 85, their helping to change the status quo. 

“Appearing as themselves is an instrument to fight stereotypes,” Gavar told Vogue.

“They are an inspiring example to show that it is possible to look beautiful and be your age.”

Only recently, Lauren Hutton made a return to the runway, modelling for Bottega Veneta with supermodel Gigi Hadid

Dries Van Noten sent an array of models in their 50s down the catwalk for autumn/winter 2017.

And Simone Rocha picked models 72-year-old Jan de Villeneuve and 73-year-old Benedetta Barzini for her latest show. 

The agency has one male model, Sergey, who is 45. 

Cyrille Gassiline Base SS 2016. Model: Olga, 70 years old @cyrillegassiline #oldushka #oldushkamodels

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More of this in 2017, please. 

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