Icone: Jean Woods

Jean Woods is a 76-year-old grandmother from Bath with fantastic style. Following the death of her husband of 56 years, she wanted to find a job but couldn’t believe anyone would want her. Her sons suggested she approach Gap – they offered her a job on the spot. She featured in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Fabulous Fashionistas’ which delighted the British public with its portrayal of older people with a flair for fashion. Jean, whose favourite shops include Topshop and Urban Outfitters, says her fashion sense has been liberated and strengthened as she’s got older, and she is now much braver in her style choices.