I have been keeping this secret for a while, but now I can reveal that Advanced Style’s Jacquie Tajah Murdock is one of the latest stars of Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2012 campaign! I helped cast Jacquie and another Advanced Style model in the campaign and can’t wait to see the photos in print.
Jacquie has even more to celebrate with her 82nd birthday approaching next week.
Jacquie told me,”This campaign is a dream come true. I grew up in Harlem always wanting to be a model, but in my day there were very little opportunities for women of color to work in fashion. At 18 I went from agent to agent looking for jobs, even as a hand model. I have finally made it and I will never give up. Hopefully some day I will get to Paris!”
One of the best things about starting Advanced Style has been seeing so many opportunities open up for these amazing older women. For the last three years,Lina Plioplyte and I have been filming the Advanced Style ladies for our upcoming documentary. I can’t wait for you to see more of Jacquie’s story including her first visit to the Lanvin casting. For more information about Jacquie CLICK HERE and watch the videos below: