Oversized glossy Magazine V is always out to provoke dialogue or, some would say, shock the Confederacy. THE LEGEND OF NACHA GUEVARA: Argentina’s age-defying star of stage, screen, and song
But its new "Who Cares About Age Issue" featuring a trifecta of sophisticated cover girls — Sigourney Weaver, Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda — is actually surprising. Why? Because we're so used to "age" issues in women's magazines featuring rosy-cheeked 30-somethings -- think Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow -- perhaps with a token 50-plus woman folded into the back pages.
Fonda, 72, affects "Dynasty" glam in a Dolce & Gabanna leopard-print top and a cocktail ring the size of Las Vegas. Sure, she's strategically airbrushed, but so is Kate Moss. And correct us if we're wrong, but she might be the first septuagenarian to grace the cover of an edgy fashion mag.
Weaver, 61, plays up her androgynous beauty in a playful baseball cap worn over slicked-back hair, serious lipstick and a perforated dress by Alexander McQueen. Sarandon, 64, channels her "Witches of Eastwick" look (and challenges convention) with her tangle of curly red hair. Her outfit: spectacular drop earrings by Fred Leighton and nothing else.
Other mature women featured in the issue include 64-year-old Charlotte Rampling; Argentine singer and theater actress Nacha Guevara, 70; Eve Fletcher, the 83-year-old amateur surf star; and 86-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt. It's about time these veteran beauties get their due.
V68 WINTER 2010/2011 THE WHO CARES ABOUT AGE ISSUE
From Manhattan to Paris and every fashion week in between, V love it all!
MY MANY LOOKS
Lynn Wyatt reflects on the history of her personal fashion
Eve Fletcher hangs ten, Paul Auster romanticizes the housing crisis, Pierre Cardin celebrates six decades of design, Gloria Vanderbilt comes home, and Jeremy Healy mixes it up
Barbara Hershey is back in Black (Swan, that is)
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF CARMEN LOMANA
The Spanish socialite-turned–reality TV star has become a national obsession by breaking all the rules
WORK IN PROGRESS
Dennis Oppenheim dissects his spatial relations; Roman Signer reimagines the American photographer
HOUSE OF TINA
Designer Tina Knowles (a.k.a. Beyoncé’s mom) knows how to look good
A TOUCH OF CLASS
Peter Copping refashions femininity at Nina Ricci
Furry coats and bags to keep you warm all winter long
Photography, fragrance, and the next big everything
A look back at fifteen years of Pier 59 Studios
Super-bright springtime accessories for the coming thaw
THE LEGEND OF NACHA GUEVARA
Argentina’s age-defying star of stage, screen, and song
Susan, Sigourney, and Jane prove that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
THE BALLAD OF AMANDA LEAR
The disco queen talks about life then and now
CAN’T STOP THE MUSES
The women (and one man) who inspire, nominated by Karl Lagerfeld, Francisco Costa, Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, and Stella McCartney
The chicest ways to carry on
BEST OF 2010
Twelve months of standout moments, by V and friends
Multigenerational men and women we’d like to meet
V FASHION WINTER 2010/11
FOUR WOMEN BY GLEN LUCHFORD
CHARLOTTE IN COUTURE BY WILLY VANDERPERRE
WORKING GIRLS BY CEDRIC BUCHET
THE LAND OF THE FAIRY BY SEBASTIAN FAENA
AGELESS BY WILL DAVIDSON