I Want to Dress Like This 95-Year-Old Fashion Model

Hannah Almassi

They say true style doesn't age, and newfound 95-year-old model Erni Stollberg is living testament to the notion. I first came across this Jacquemus-, Haider Ackermann– and Dries Van Noten–clad lady a few weeks ago, thanks to Instagram's discover section, and I've been hooked on her ensembles ever since. She's wearing these rad clothes thanks to a Vienna-based designer boutique and concept shop called Park.

How and why did they find her? Well, according to Vogue.com, it was an entirely serendipitous and unexpected relationship that developed over time. Ernestine, who lives nearby, would often say hello to the store's co-founders, Markus Strasser and Helmut Ruthner, and the fashion legend goes that after the pair bought a puppy, Erni was drawn back to the store time and time again. She turned out to be a natural in front of the camera, and her aptitude for pulling off some of the most challenging runway looks is converting into sales for the brand—particularly with a young audience.

"If I put something very elegant on her, she immediately has an elegant pose," Strasser, Park’s co-owner and stylist, told Vogue. "If I put something trashy or something cool on her, her attitude changes immediately for that kind of look, and I almost don't have to say anything." 

Keep reading to check out Erni's latest looks for Park's Instagram account and see what we mean.

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