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Adorable Old Men Walk in Yohji Yamamoto’s Show

The older gentleman from yesterday’s Yohji Yamamoto show. Steve McQueen is in the center.Photo: imaxtree

Yesterday, the men’s shows began in Paris with more unexpected model castings. Yohji Yamamoto sent out several gray-haired models who were over 60, one of whom happened to be artist turned filmmaker Steve McQueen, who just won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. “The situation is, I’m not a skinny white boy, I’m the complete opposite,” McQueen told the AP. “I heard the audience gasp a bit when I came in.”

Okay — what is going on with the men’s show castings this season? First beefy bear Sergio Lo Re wins over hearts around the world with his shirtless appearance at the Vivienne Westwood show, then Dsquared2 sends out almost entirely non-white models, and now Yohji Yamamoto throws old guys into the mix, one of whom, according to the AP, “appeared to SLIGHTLY DRAG A LEG” (emphasis ours). It’s amazing, isn’t it?! Every man is having his day! We dare (er, pray for?) the women’s shows to top them.

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Adorable Old Men Walk in Yohji Yamamoto’s Show