At 78, Veruschka Just Stole Resort Season as the Face of Acne Studios
Stephanie EckardtJune 8, 2017 1:11 PM
After a season where 70-plus-year-olds dominated both on and off the runways—Lauren Hutton, 73, has not only walked side by side with Gigi Hadid as of late, but also stolen the show from Kendall Jenner as Calvin Klein’s latest underwear model—it was about time that Veruschka, the single-named, 6’3″ German supermodel of ’60s and ’70s yore, stepped back into the spotlight. Which is exactly what she did this week when, hair slicked back, and outfitted in leather trousers and a floor-length vest that skimmed the ground even on her towering frame, she showed up starring in the Resort 2018 look book for Acne Studios—at the ripe old age of 78.
It’s been decades, of course, since Richard Avedon called Veruschka “the most beautiful woman in the world,” not to mention since she famously writhed around in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up, but Veruschka seems just as home as ever in the camera, which this time found her in what Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson said was a mix of her favorite pieces from the collection, from a boxy, cropped denim jacket to elbow-length gloves to patterned leggings. (Standard fare for a near octogenarian.)
See 78-Year-Old Supermodel Veruschka in Acne Studios Resort 2018