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This Grandma Will Change The Way You Look At Runway Beauty

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    It's no secret that when it comes to age and diversity, the fashion industry has some serious issues.

    After witnessing firsthand just how soul-crushing the unrealistic physical expectations can be, New York-based photographer and actress Sasha Frolova decided to take on the fashion world's incredibly narrow definition of "desirable" by turning her lens on one of the most beautiful women she knows: her grandmother.

    Makeup artist Carson Stern painted Frolova's grandmother's face with makeup looks from the most recent runways of Altuzarra, Hood By Air, Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott,  3.1 Phillip Lim, and Rodarte. The result? A haunting photo series that challenges the idea that runway beauty is restricted to young models only.

    Think beauty is fleeting? Ahead, see 11 images that prove it doesn't have to be.





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