Lanvin’s legendary artistic director Alber Elbaz has chosen real, everyday women and men ranging from 18 to 82 to star in his A/W 12-13 campaign.

“I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes,” Elbaz told WWD. “It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

The new Lanvin family, shot by Steven Meisel, includes a waiter, a milliner, a recent U.S. immigrant – and an 82-year old former Apollo showgirl, Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock, who told the designer that it had always been her dream to go to Paris and model.

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