When it comes to modeling, who’s to say there is an appropriate age to retire? Donald Trump and his team (including president Corinne Nicolas) at Trump Model Management believe there’s beauty in women at every age, and have launched their new modeling division, Legends.
Composed of 21 supermodels -- who have graced the covers of top magazines, were photographed for leading designers and have sashayed down runways across the globe — such as Beverly Johnson (the first African American woman to grace the cover of Vogue), runway fixture Emily Sandberg and the fashion industry’s oldest but fiercest working 80-year-old model Carmen Dell’Orefice.
Legend’s believes that there is no age cap to putting on some heels and taking the runway. Trump Model manager Patty Sicular says, “The division is an extension of the modeling business.”
A model’s career span usually ranges from age 17 to age 24, limiting older models to less work. The new Trump division has clients, whose ages range from 30 to 80 years old.
Most ad campaigns are already embracing the beauty of women’s ages by using older, popular celebrities as endorsements for their products. As a result, “people might now see the beauty in models past age 24,” says Sicular. “Like men, women are beautiful at every age.”