中英對照讀新聞》Vintage fashion: senior models bridge S. Korea’s age divide 陳年時尚:高齡模特兒縮小南韓世代鴻溝


2020-02-19 05:30

◎管淑平

Aged 70 she was working 20 hours a day in a hospital just to make ends meet. Now at 75, Choi Soon-hwa is an unlikely fashion star and model in South Korea.

70歲時,她每天在醫院工作20小時也僅能餬口。現在75歲,崔順花在南韓是打破眾人印象的時尚明星和模特兒。

"I think of having this job at this age as a miracle," Choi says.

「我覺得在這年紀能有這份工作,已經是奇蹟了」,崔順花說。

She is now the oldest professional model in the South, and has walked runway at Seoul Fashion Week. It is a far cry from her life even just a few years ago when she was a care worker.

她是目前南韓年紀最大的職業模特兒,在首爾時尚週走過秀。這與她僅僅數年前還是一名看護員的生活截然不同。

"The stress was excruciating," she confesses.

「那時候壓力大得令人喘不過氣」,她坦言。

When she worked at the hospital, she says she had to dye her hair as patients didn’t want someone who "looked too old" to look after them. Now her pale locks have become an asset to a new generation of designers who value distinctiveness. (AFP)

她說,她在醫院工作的那段時間,因為病患不希望被「看起來太老」的人照顧,她不得不染髮。現在,她的一頭銀髮反而成為重視獨特性的新世代設計師眼中的資產。

(法新社)

新聞辭典

be a far cry from (something):片語,與某事物大相逕庭。例句:You are a far cry from the ambitious young lawyer you once were.(現在的你,和過去的那個滿懷抱負的年輕律師截然不同。)

excruciating:形容詞,(身體或心理上)極度痛苦、難受的。例句:It was the most excruciating moment I’ve ever experienced.(那是我經歷過最難熬的時刻。)

locks(複數形):名詞,頭髮;lock(單數形):(少量的)一絲、一縷(頭髮)。例句:Did you see that woman with gold, wavy locks?(你有看到那位一頭金色鬈髮的女子嗎?)

  • 南韓銀髮模特兒崔順花在首爾模特兒學院上課,接受走秀訓練。(法新社檔案照)

    南韓銀髮模特兒崔順花在首爾模特兒學院上課,接受走秀訓練。(法新社檔案照)