Bo Gilbert Vogue - Harvey Nichols

Thousands of fashion models have graced the pages of Vogue during its century-long history. But the issue marking the magazine’s 100th anniversary arriving on news stands last week features a one-of-a-kind fashionista — Vogue’s first 100 year-old model.

Bo Gilbert was born the same year Vogue published its first issue – 1916.

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“I’ve always loved wearing nice things,” Gilbert says in the video below. “I always liked keeping myself looking quite decent, even if I wasn’t going out.”

British department store Harvey Nichols dressed her in “bespoke Valentino glasses, a Dries Van Noten coat, a Victoria Beckham top, a Lanvin necklace and trousers by The Row” for the shoot that’s launching the store’s latest ad campaign in Vogue.

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Despite her personal style showcased in the video, this was Gilbert’s first ever time as a fashion model. Her reaction to the finished image is priceless.

(WATCH the video below from Harvey Nichols and READ more at Vogue) — Photo: Harvey Nichols


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