The New “It Girl” is in Her 60’s – and She’s Fabulous
Meryl Streep on the cover of Vogue. Vera Wang posing in her bathing suit for Bazaar. Diane Keaton in an ad campaign for Chico’s. Suddenly women over the age of 60 are appearing in media looking powerful and sexy. Hallelujah. It’s about time!
The average Vogue cover girl is 30 years old (30.3 to be exact). At 62 Streep is the oldest model to grace the cover during Anna Wintour’s tenure – and possibly in the magazine’s 110-year history.
At 63 Vera Wang is rocking a photo shoot for Bazaar. Forget 20-something starlets, Wang is proving that 60 is the new sexy!
Finally, Diane Keaton is looking just radiant in an ad campaign for Chico’s.
It’s not just that these women are gorgeous. There is a joy and strength coming through these pictures that is so refreshing.
We still have a way to go when it comes to acceptance in the world of fashion. We need to see women of different ages, races, body types, and abilities more frequently in media as a whole. But, it gives me hope that these women are being acknowledged for who they are, their business savvy, and their dreams. Keep it coming!
What do you think of these cover girls? Are you seeing more examples of women of different ages pop up in media?