For anyone wondering whatever happened to Veruschka, the 78-year-old model still gives great face — and astounding derrière — as witnessed by her appearance in the look book for Acne’s resort collection.
“This is a collection of Acne Studios archetypes, iconic and real, so I wanted to work with an icon for the shoot,” said Acne creative director Jonny Johansson.
“We asked Veruschka to choose her favorites from the collection, and it was amazing to have this supersonic woman work with such spontaneity,” he added.
Rather than work top-to-toe archetypal looks, as Vetements did last season, Johansson went for a pick-and-mix approach, throwing in items including a boxy cropped denim jacket with exaggerated sleeves, an asymmetrically buttoned plaid blazer and an embroidered Cuban shirt.
He added a quirky touch with bodysuits and leggings featuring a wood print, and off-kilter accessories such as elbow-length suede gloves and Moroccan-style pointy slippers. Message: powerful personalities only need apply.
See more from the 2018 Resort Collections:
Zac Zac Posen Resort 2018: The Zac Zac Posen collection evoked the glamour of the Twenties and Thirties.
Christian Siriano Resort 2018: The takeaway was a balance of the hard-soft, volume, textural play and clean lines.
Gabriela Hearst Resort 2018: For resort, Gabriela Hearst focused on materials while playing with color in a refined way.
Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2018: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs were inspired by the idea of a celestial goddess for resort.
Michael Kors Collection Resort 2018: Michael Kors showed a resort collection with looks suited to the all the islands he loves, from Bora Bora to Manhattan.