PHOTOS: Fashion grannies return to Beijing street ‘catwalk’

Four famous amateur model grandmothers took off their masks during a saunter down the streets of Beijing on Thursday to demonstrate life returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. Glamma Beijing, a group of four women who met during a modelling training course after retiring 20 years ago, became an internet sensation in China last year.

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST 6 Photos
1 / 6
Members of an internet celebrity model group "Glamma Beijing" (L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Nianwen, 74, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, wearing traditional Chinese dresses walk across a street during a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

Members of an internet celebrity model group "Glamma Beijing" (L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Nianwen, 74, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, wearing traditional Chinese dresses walk across a street during a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
2 / 6
(L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Xinghuo, 70 and Wang Nianwen, 74, wearing traditional Chinese dresses walk across a street during a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

(L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Xinghuo, 70 and Wang Nianwen, 74, wearing traditional Chinese dresses walk across a street during a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
3 / 6
Wang Nianwen, 74, a member of "Glamma Beijing", an internet celebrity model group of four grannies, puts on lipstick as she prepares for a video shooting following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at another member's home in Beijing, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

Wang Nianwen, 74, a member of "Glamma Beijing", an internet celebrity model group of four grannies, puts on lipstick as she prepares for a video shooting following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at another member's home in Beijing, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
4 / 6
Sun Yang, 64, combs her hair as she and other members from "Glamma Beijing", an internet celebrity model group of four grannies, prepare themselves for a video shooting following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at her home in Beijing, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

Sun Yang, 64, combs her hair as she and other members from "Glamma Beijing", an internet celebrity model group of four grannies, prepare themselves for a video shooting following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at her home in Beijing, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
5 / 6
Members of an internet celebrity model group "Glamma Beijing" (L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Nianwen, 74, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, wearing traditional Chinese dresses walk across a street during a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

Members of an internet celebrity model group "Glamma Beijing" (L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Nianwen, 74, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, wearing traditional Chinese dresses walk across a street during a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
6 / 6
An elderly model group "Glamma Beijing" members Sun Yang (L), 64, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, chat as they prepare their hair for a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sun's home in Beijing, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

An elderly model group "Glamma Beijing" members Sun Yang (L), 64, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, chat as they prepare their hair for a video shooting, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sun's home in Beijing, China August 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
SHARE
Story Saved