Iconic fashion designer Vera Wang has made her modelling debut at the age of 71 after being unveiled as the new face of her very own eyewear range.
In the Spring 2021 campaign photos for the eponymous line, the famed wedding dress creator flaunts her fit figure in a variety of stylish looks or ‘personalities,’ from ‘ladies who lunch’ to ‘disco queens’.
In one snap, Wang smoulders in a pair of round, tinted shades and a voluminous off-the-shoulder top that puts her flawless decolletage on show. In another, she channels a more edgy, urban look in a mini skirt, knit beanie and translucent specs.
Wang’s fans on social media were clearly besotted with the shoot, flooding her Instagram posts with comments such as ‘iconic,’ ‘gorgeous’ and ‘too cool’.
One follower couldn’t help but remark on the septuagenarian’s ageless visage.
“Forever young,” they gushed.
Sports bra ‘shock’
Vera Wang might be synonymous with beautiful bridal gowns and striking runway looks, but after a scantily-clad Instagram photo went viral in June last year, she promptly began receiving attention for something else entirely: her incredibly fit figure.
In May, almost two months before her 71st birthday, the fashion icon posted a photo of herself wearing only a sports bra and a pair of white shorts, with her head tilted to the camera to show off a white hair clip.
The image quickly spread across the internet with many expressing total disbelief at Wang’s age.
Then in June, the day before her birthday, Wang posted another photo of herself wearing a sports bra and leggings, eliciting another round of awe.
Wang later opened up about the photo that kicked off the buzz in the first place, revealing the secret to her ageless looks comes down to one part exercise, one part sleep and one part fun.
“Sleep is a very big part and certainly vodka,” she told People in November 2020. “Because I mean, it's just so great to be able to unwind with a cocktail."
Of the hype and attention paid to her body, she said she found it ‘so crazy’.
Vera said that after years working behind the scenes, she found the experience of being under the microscope herself disconcerting.
“...I always thought of myself as somebody who, in all fairness, was the creator and not the subject matter,” she revealed. So it was sort of shocking. I can't lie to you."
Since the viral post, Wang has continued showing off her show-stopping body, by dressing up as Cher on Halloween. “Wishing you all a very Cher Halloween!” Wang wrote on Instagram, calling the singer “an American icon.”
“A new COVID style celebration, but a celebration nonetheless,” she added.
Additional reporting by Penny Burfitt.
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