Jan de Villeneuve modelling again decades after retirement
70-YEAR-YOUNG model Jen de Villeneuve exudes just as much life, colour and vibrance as she did when she began modelling in the 1960s.
A couple of weeks ago the Ohio-born former model appeared in Stylist magazine, in a fashion shoot celebrating summer's maximalist vibe.
A qualified teacher, she was discovered for modelling on a trip to New York, retireing after nine years to have a family.
Her daughters have followed in their mother's footsteps and have both been very successful in their chosen fields.
Illistrator Daisy and model-turned-photogrpaher Poppy de Villeneuve also have a very successful father, the man who discovered the legendary Twiggy, Justin de Villeneuve.
Since the Stylist shoot Jan de Villenuve seems to be out of retirement and having something of a renaissance, now that age is all the rage.
Back in the grooving 60s, Jan de Villeneuve appeared on the cover of Vogue and was phtographed by all the greats, such as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson.
A fan of vintage fashion, in 1971 she was refused entry to a restuarant in San Fransisco for 'being too mod'.
In a feature called 'What we really wore in the 70s' she described her outfit to the Telegraph, "I had on a long Liberty-print skirt, a white peasant blouse and a cardigan.
Strangely enough a lady wearing a skimpy two-piece leopard-print outfit with midriff showing was allowed in - I had to borrow a trench coat."