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Betty Bailey Proves Fashion And Style Are For All Ages

05/25/2015 04:51 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 04:59 EDT
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Looks like Baddie Winkle is getting a run for her money!

Meet Betty Bailey -- the unstoppable grandmother and fashion queen who is proving age is just a number.

The 90-year-old fashionista recently starred in a colourful, eye-catching fashion shoot for Vice UK. In the editorial, Betty can be seen rocking pink cotton candy hair, an extravagant paisley-patterned Prada dress, cat-eyed Miu Miu sunglasses and bold red lipstick.


In another shot, Betty is seen wearing an embellished dress with faux fur accents, colourful heels and bright blue eyeshadow.


The photos were shot by Louie Banks and co-styled by Betty’s grandson, Brett Bailey (a.k.a Love Bailey). Love, an American performer, stylist and fashion designer who also appears in the editorial, says he learned everything he knows about glamour from his showgirl grandmother.

"Dressing for pleasure and channeling characters was part of our daily routine," Love said in a profile for HuffPost Gay Voices. "Boundaries, rules, and judgement had no place in our lives as we fetishized about outrageously high heels, painted ourselves with every shade of lipstick, and danced to our own beat of unconditional love."


Betty joins the growing number of older women who are proving fashion and style have no age limit. Baddie Winkle, 89, starred in a DimePiece campaign in April. Iris Apfel, 93, posed next to Karlie Kloss for Kate Spade's spring campaign. Joan Didion, 80, was one of the faces of an ad campaign for Céline. And of course, there were the three Dolce & Gabbana grandmothers.

For more of Betty, check out some of the photos below from her Instagram account, as well as Love's:



My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. #AmericanBeauty 🗽 #35mm shot by @masterslather #LoveBailey

A photo posted by Betty Bailey (@bettylovebailey) on



Puttin on the ritz! 🎩 Rehearsals with my 90 year old grandmother #BettyBailey shot by @eliastahan 🎥

A photo posted by Love Bailey (@masterslather) on


I'm feeling this up-do moment. 👒 Keeps a girl out of trouble 👙 #hawaii #1950 #BettyBailey #Femaletrouble

A photo posted by Betty Bailey (@bettylovebailey) on



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