Fashion

The New Style Stars Are Under 20 and Over 80

With toddlers in the front row at major runway shows and octogenarians gracing the campaigns for the coolest design houses, it's clear that fashion's obsession with age has shifted. Meet the new style set

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North West
Age: 2
Toddler Nori has sat front row more often than most of us will in a lifetime. Her signature all-black style— Timberlands, tutu, moto topper—is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in kidwear.

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Aila Wang
Age: 6
Unsurprisingly, the niece of Alexander is already a Balenciaga-carrying cool girl, right down to her ironic T-shirt, leather mini and shower slides. (That adorbs smile, however, might have to go.)

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Hudson Kroenig
Age: 7
This mini model—son of Lagerfeld muse Brad—has walked multiple Chanel runways, partied with Cara Delevingne and had his wardrobe featured on The Coveteur (“he loves to layer”).

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Jaden and Willow Smith
Age: 17 and 14
Jaden wore a white Batman costume to Kimye’s wedding; Willow currently appears alongside Cher and Winona Ryder in Marc Jacobs’ fall campaign. What’s next? Only time will tell. Luckily, as they famously told T Magazine last year, they’re able to control it.

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Lily-Rose Depp
Age: 16
The très belle daughter of Johnny and French singer-slash-model Vanessa Paradis recently signed a contract to be the face of Chanel’s newest eyewear line.

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Joan Didion
Age: 80
The literary great’s modelling career has been a slow burn. She posed alongside her daughter for Gap in 1989. Twenty-six years later, Phoebe Philo came calling, and Didion broke the Internet in a black Céline turtleneck.

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Jacqueline de Ribes
Age: 85
The original French fashion icon and former designer—who once employed a young Valentino in her attic atelier—is the subject of a Costume Institute exhibit this fall.

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Baddie Winkle
Age: 86
Baddie’s dirtbag style (pot leaf sunglasses, “Bye Basic” crop tops) has secured her an Instagram following of more than one million, as well as a campaign for street-wear brand Dimebag and the admiration of one Miley Cyrus.

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Iris Apfel
Age: 93
The owl-eyed style eccentric was the subject of a Costume Institute greatest hits retrospective in 2005. She was, however, just getting started. Since then, she’s designed an accessories line, taught a college textiles course and starred in an Albert Maysles documentary (the filmmaker behind Grey Gardens).

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