Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock will be starring in Lanvin’s fall ad campaign, but she isn’t your typical model.
The 82-year-old (no, that’s not a typo) former Apollo Theater dancer came to the house’s attention after being featured on Advanced Style.
Um, can I be this fierce at 82?!
Miss. Jacquie on being “discovered” (courtesy of Fashionista):
“I was walking down by Union Square, because I live in the Village, and a young man stopped me by the name of Ari Cohen and said ‘Miss, can I take your picture?’ This happens to me quite often, and I said, ‘For what?’ He said he had this website called Advanced Style for elders who are stylish. The jacket I had on was from Paris, and I threw my hands in the air and said ‘Ta-da!’”
The people at Lanvin saw her on a “Today” show segment about Advanced Style and the rest is history.