Nearly 40, Claudia Schiffer is lookin’ good on the cover of the April issue of Vogue and we have to admit, it’s nice to see a friendly face- not to mention an adult one. In an age where models seem to be getting younger and younger, Schiffer is part of a trend of talented women breaking through the ageist industry and proving they’re as sexy and valued as ever! As Schiffer tells Vogue, i“All of my friends are my age and we are all aging at the same time. We talk about it and moan, but it doesn’t bother me.” And we highly doubt any man could complain about this knock out! Seriously, the confidence of these sexy models, who are not teenagers anymore, are beating the odds of a highly critical, looks based business. Thanks to the women in this slideshow, true beauty is something we all can achieve at every age.
Silver fox Daphne Selfe has been modeling for 60 years. At the ripe age of 80, she makes about $1500 a day posing for the likes of Dolce and Gabana. Of her recent popularity Ms. Selfe said, “My comeback was extraordinary and quite ironic. I got big when I embraced my age and went grey.
Inès de la Fressange, the first model to sign an exclusive contract with Chanel, back in the 80’s, just sauntered down Jean Paul Galliano’s Paris Fashion Week runway at 51!
Helena Christensen isn’t just a model anymore, she’s also a photographer. After hitting the big 4-0, she hit the jackpot and was able to combine her two passions in a new campaign for Samsung.
At 52, Christie Brinkley is the face of Cover Girl, so perhaps they should change their name to Cover Woman.
The latest J. Crew catalogue has 65-year-old Lauren Hutton smiling on the cover. She is as classically chic as their clothing.
Linda Evangelista, 43, is not afraid to let it all hang out! Evangelista even posed pregnant for Vogue back in August 2006. And now she’s featured in the DSquared Summer 2009 ads cat fighting fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell.
At 36, Cindy Crawford was voted one of People magazine’s < a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20137024,00.html" target="new">Most Beautiful People. Now, at 42, she’s the face of Omega watches.
Stephanie Seymour, 40, strutted down the Hermes runway at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2009.
Madonna has been flashing us since the 80’s, but now, at 50, she’s doing it for Louis Vuitton.