Along the way, she got married twice and had two children. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. As the global population ages, Schargel says the world needs to get ready for an explosion in elderly women in the coming decades. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Schargel began making clothes as a teenager and selling them in her parents' store. After decades working for a fabric company, the lithe and energetic Schargel emerged from retirement more than two years ago on a mission to drag older women out of obscurity. Some pieces even "help lift the butt," she adds cheekily. She now has five grandchildren, some of whom wear her designs.
Elle. Age: 26.
Schargel, who helps with the designs, says Brazilian women over 60 have long been overlooked by fashion companies, society - and even themselves.
Presley. Age: 25.
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