We’re used to seeing the always gorgeous Andie MacDowell now on screen—it’s hard to choose a favorite among her roles in Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Green Card or the recent Love After Love.
I want all women to know that there is no time limit on beauty.
But walking down the runway? That’s something she hadn’t done in over 30 years, since the early days of her modeling fame. And to be honest, the catwalk is typically a place that is populated with teenage beauties, regardless of the age of the women likely to shell out for some fine French fashions.
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This fall, though, Andie made her return at age 60. She walked in the L’Oréal Paris show on a floating runway on the Seine. Wearing looks by an array of French fashion designers, including Isabel Marant and Sonia Rykiel, Andie and other notables (Elle Fanning and Eva Longoria, to name two) created a celeb-studded event that sent a very clear message. Age is just a number and has zero bearing on beauty.
Listen to the comments Andie made about being back on the fashion scene: “I’m in the process—and have been in the process—of aging,” she explained matter-of-factly. “And it is extremely important for women of all ages to be represented—we are consumers, and we buy products, too. Someone said something to me about it being a ‘trend’ that older women are working as models, but brands like L’Oréal are seeing the opportunities of supporting and promoting women of all ages and backgrounds,” she added.
“Being able to represent women of my age is meaningful to me. I want all women to know that there is no time limit on beauty,” she said. “Breaking that barrier is important for all women.” Beautifully said.