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Viva Vogue: Wait Till You See Their Latest 81-Year-Old Cover “Girl”

Look which of our all-time favorites is “Aging Boldly” on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine.

A couple of years ago, Lauren Hutton, at age 73, became the oldest woman on the cover of Vogue, edging out Tina Turner by just a few months.

But now there’s a new holder of that honor as Jane Fonda, 81, is on the front of a special supplement in the May British edition of the fashion magazine. (Okay, okay, so it’s not the main issue of the publication itself; that honor belongs to 45-year-old Kate Moss. We still think it’s a big step in the right direction!)

I’m fond of age. I’m glad I’ve lived this long.

The issue is dubbed the “Non-Issue” issue and is all about diversity, but not only in the way we often think of it—gender and ethnicity. Says editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, “It’s about diversity across the board. Seeing the amazing array of women over 50 in this special edition proves that a person’s age will always be a more intriguing, nuanced and inspiring factor than a simple number could ever suggest.”

Read More: Move Over Gwyneth! Jane Fonda Is Going into Retail

The Goddess

For her part, Fonda has some wonderful comments quoted in the article. Among them are, “I like being over the hill because I’ve discovered there’s a whole new landscape,” and “I’m fond of age. I’m glad I’ve lived this long.” Perhaps the best, though, is this one: “It’s important to understand that older women are the fastest-growing demographic in the whole world. It’s time to recognize our value.”

On social media, Jane’s been earning raves—fans have been calling her an icon and a goddess and saying things like, “I am so here for this cover!” A wonderful reaction … but won’t it be nice when one day (soon hopefully) seeing women of Jane’s age will be a, wait for it, non-issue?

Read More: Jane Fonda on Learning Lessons the Hard Way

By Janet Siroto


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