Last month, Alber Elbaz set the fashion world on its head when he cast his entire Fall/Winter campaign with a handful of unrecognizable non-models, the oldest of which was a 80-year-old ex-Apollo showgirl. When the ads hit, the designer spurred a number of conversations regarding age in the modeling world, and whether fashion was actually starting to accept older forms of beauty. In the meantime, as the baby-boomer models continue to develop into a trending topic, some resilient fashion types have kept their watchful eyes on the rising youth.
What started with V magazine’s avant-garde inspired July “Youthquake” issue, has now crossed over to British fashion glossy, i-D. For the culture magazine’s August “Just Kids” issue, hot up-and-coming models (and Modelinia favorites!), Kelly Mittendorf, Charlotte Free, and Cara Delevigne, were shot by the wacky Terry Richardson for three separate covers. For the shoot, each girl was able to show off her own individual style with a fun, ‘youthful’ take on the glossy’s signature one-eye-covered pose. While 18-year-old Kelly chose a pink stuffed animal, the 19-year-olds, Charlotte and Cara, opted for a fresh slice of pizza and a baseball cap- the perfect emulation of i-D’s belief that, “Feeling youthful is finding pleasure in everything you do, whatever your age.”
“The best thing about being young is looking innocent and getting away with everything,” said Cara. “Using my puppy dog eyes is my best trick.”
You’ll find no argument here!
Pick up your copy of each youngster come August 9th, and head over to the magazine’s website for a inside look at fashion’s youth awakening today!