Jacquie Tajah Murdock is a former Apollo Theater dancer now turned model for fashion house, Lanvin’s Fall 2012 Campaign. Last year, Murdock was featured on, Advanced Style, the street style blog for more distinguished men & women. Ari Seth Cohen runs Advanced Style & helped cast Lanvin’s fall campaign and Jacquie was chosen. She met with Lanvins head designer Alber Elbaz, who loved Jacquie and reportedly give her lots of kisses through out her shoot. Below is her ad for Lanvin:
Jacquie Murdock has accomplished many acheivements in her 82 years. At 17, she became a dancer in a dance troupe called Norma Miller’s Jazz Dancers. She has extensive skills in dance from belly dancing in the 60’s to being an expert in Russian Ballet. And she hasn’t stopped dancing. She is still a performer ar the Jazz Museum in Harlem, Frederick Douglass Academy, & The Harlem School of Arts.
She’s not only knowledgable in dance, though. Murdock has earned three degrees, including a master’s in “Media Ecology” at NYU… She has beauty and brains!
Murdock may be 82 years old, but you won’t be catching her in grandma jeans. She was quoted saying, “You will never see me in jeans,” she says. “Unless they’re white jeans—because it’s too common. I wear mostly dresses, anyway. I like to be different. I have the eye, and I don’t care if it’s cheap or expensive.”
After reading her story, Jacquie is very motivating to me. I have no excuse to walk out the house in jeans & a t-shirt anymore….unless they are white jeans!
**Courtesy of Advanced Style & The Daily Beast