Beauty

Grey hair on the catwalk: The last taboo?

Silver tresses look stunning on Helen Mirren, but do they belong on a bunch of teenaged catwalk models?

Spanish designer Maria Barros certainly thinks so. Barros’ recent show at Madrid Fashion Week featured her autumn/winter collection on models with glossy grey hair.

The long wigs attracted a lot of attention in the fashion world, with many saying silver hair on the runway was “the last taboo”.

Do you think its creepy to turn models prematurely grey, or is celebrating silver strands the first step towards liberating women from the tyranny of hair dye?

A grey-haired model on the catwalk at the Maria Barros show.

All Barros’ models sported long grey wigs.

Young models walking at Barros’ fashion show.

At size 16, Robyn Lawley is four sizes bigger than most fashion models, but that hasn’t stopped her launching a career half the super-skinny set are jealous of.

Robyn, 23, was born in western Sydney and started her career as a “straight size” model. The pressure to be thin was too much and after a year she quit, unable to maintain the size 8 figure required.

Instead, she signed with a plus-size agency and has never looked back. She is now one of the world’s most in-demand models and this week became the first plus-size model to star in a Ralph Lauren campaign.

Here are our favourite pictures of the Australian beauty.

A model showing Barros’ autumn/winter collection.

A grey-haired model.

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