Some people may dub Zelda Kaplan‘s passing to be a sad event, but I say that if anything, her death is a perfect reflection of how she lived her life – to the the full. After all, how many people have died right on the front row of a Joanna Mastroianni fashion show? More to the point, how many 95-year old women even regularly attends fashion shows? Zelda Kaplan did both.
While Zelda Kaplan’s death is indeed memorable, what makes her more memorable though is how she lived her life all these years. A true blue fashionista she’s a regular not just of fashion shows, but is very much known for her active nightlife making an appearance in various social events like arts shows and attending late night parties and going to clubs with people a fourth of her age.
She’s not all about parties and fashion though, and is in fact a big philanthropist with Africa being her passion. She’s an outspoken champion of women’s rights and has traveled all over Africa to speak against female genital mutilation. Her love for Africa is also reflected in her fashion, proudly wearing traditional fabrics and clothing she has collected from her travels of the country.
Indeed, Zelda Kaplan’s will be missed by her family and friends, but all I can say is that when I grow old, I can only hope to live life more like her. With meaning, passion, and living the last moment of my life breathing in something as wonderful as fashion.
Image via Sandra’s Closet