Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk was one of several famous faces to be spotted at Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion show this weekend.
The 70-year-old gray-haired beauty — who worked as a model in the ’60s and ’70s and has seen a late-in-life career resurgence in the past few years — took to the catwalk at the designer’s Alta Moda Fashion Show in Como, Italy on July 6.
She looked positively stunning in a sweeping green cape-style dress, piles of glitzy jewelry, and an enormous floral headpiece as she strutted down the gravel runway in front of a high-fashion crowd.
Maye swept down the runway at Parco Teresio Olivelli in Como in the shiny, floral floor-length number, which featured a luxe trim of blue-green feathers.
She carried a glitzy dress, and wore what looked like pounds of heavy gold jewelry from her ears, neck, and wrist.
Interestingly enough, she skipped heels in favor of dark green pointed-toe flats.
Before the show, designer Stefano Gabbana shared a behind-the-scenes video of Maye’s fitting, in which he made last-minute adjustments by pinning fabric behind her.
While Maye’s presence on the runway certainly shakes things up in an industry that skews much younger, this was not her first time walking for the brand. She also appeared in another Dolce & Gabbana show in April at New York City’s Lincoln Center.
She also wasn’t the only model over 45 to star in the presentation, which wasn’t your cliched parade of rail-thin 20-year-olds.
Naomi Campbell, 48, was the main event, looking positively breathtaking in a multicolored feathered number that spanned the entire width of the runway.
There was also Eva Herzigova, 45, wearing an embellished powder-blue suit and a crown, and Helena Christensen, 49, in a tiered black lace and tulle number with a matching parasol.
The design duo behind the collection clearly made a point to cast models with something that set them apart.
Hijabi model Halima Aden, 20, wore a very glitzy tiara atop her headscarf, which came in a brown zebra pattern to match her dress.
Ashley Graham 30, ticked the ‘plus-size’ category, looking buxom and gorgeous in a formfitting black gown and enormous gold earrings.
For the socialite set, there was Lady Kitty Spencer, 27, and 32-year-old Emma Weymouth, Viscountess Weymouth.
Rounding out the models were Sonia Ben Ammar, Frankie Herbert, and Sabrina Percy.
Beyond the models, the setting was quite the spectacle, too. Set at the beautiful Parco Teresio Olivelli, it featured staff dressed in period costume.
Among those serving drinks were women dressed up as nuns, who were all wearing Dolce & Gabbana-branded habits.