Stunning 58-year-old model steals show at Melbourne Fashion Festival

One of Australia's biggest fashion events of the year is embracing diveristy.  

Proving that age is merely a number, 58-year-old Australian model, Lou Kenny, stormed the runway and stole the show at this week’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Walking for label Albus Lumen in a long-sleeved top and black skirt, the grey-haired model appeared flawless as she strutted behind models 30 years her junior.

Returning to the runway for designer Christopher Esber in a chic slip dress and tee, Lou reportedly garnered the most appreciative applause from within Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival joins a burgeoning list of fashion labels, designers and brands that are including older models in campaigns, shows and lookbooks.

New Zealand lingerie brand, Lonely Lingerie, is paving the way for other womenswear brands with its inclusion of older models, while New Zealand trailblazer, Karen Walker, included 91-year-old Ilona Royce Smithkin and 65-year-old Linda Rodin in her ‘Advanced Style’ campaign back in 2013.

Power to ya, sisters! 

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