Barneys gets “Better Than Ever”

Stephanie Seymour

Barneys is celebrating the famed faces that put the word “super” in front of “model” with a new campaign reuniting a group that ruled both the runway and the covers of most major fashion mags through the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and beyond. Pat Cleveland, Christie Brinkley, Stephanie Seymour, Veronica Webb, Elaine Irwin and Brooke Shields (among others) posed for a reunion shoot with photographer Bruce Weber and showed us all that women, like fine wines, are only improving with age.

Pat Cleveland and Brooke Shields

Elaine Irwin and Kirsten Owen

According to Barneys’ blog, The Window, the intention of the shoot entitled “Better Than Ever,” is to “break the mold of traditional fashion photography” in terms of age and background. “Never, in a million years, has a 20-year-old model walked into a room and had the same effect these women do.” said Barneys’ Creative Director Dennis Freedman. “Only a woman of a certain age can really command a room, because she has a lifetime of experience, she’s able to have a certain perspective and sense of humor. There’s a lot of laughter in the images and a focus on how sexy a certain smile is — I mean, think of Christie Brinkley’s smile.”

Christie Brinkley

Barneys has never been shy about breaking molds and busting industry standards, featuring 40+ icons like Daphne Guinness, Lauren Hutton and Carine Roitfeld and this continued celebration of women growing older is further proof that all women are beautiful, particularly when one has truly lived. Kudos!



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