Photograph: courtesy of American Apparel Her body is lithe, her full lips bright red, her hair thick and tumbling. There's just one thing that distinguishes Jacky O'Shaughnessy, the latest face of American Apparel, from the models in any other fashion campaign: she's got grey hair. Meanwhile, year-old Catherine Deneuve fronts the latest Louis Vuitton campaign. O'Shaughnessy used to be an actor, and had only just moved back to New York from Los Angeles when she struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to her in a Greenwich Village restaurant. Her neighbour turned out to work for American Apparel, and she was invited to do a shoot.
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Mature Modeling: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
Mature models are in high demand for all kinds of modeling work. Marketing experts understand that campaigns need to feature models who reflect their target demographics, and that means models of all ages, sizes, and heights can find work. People are living longer, which means work for models of all ages is more plentiful than ever. Here are some answers to common questions people have about mature modeling. Much of what scouts look for in mature models is similar to what they seek in models of any type. Unease and discomfort will show in photographs.