Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Aniston are just some of today's stars who have paid homage to timeless icons like Cher, Tina Turner, and Barbra Streisand. But the thing is, these stars are still around — and despite the fashion industry's ageism, they're still slaying their own covers.
Just look at these stars' early magazine covers compared to their last to see how they still work it.
This year, 62-year-old Iman appeared on LOVE magazine's Autumn/Winter 2017 cover. Although she's mostly retired from modeling, her widely successfully IMAN cosmetics line has put her in mogul territory.
She also still believes in paying it forward and creating opportunities for other models of color. “When a model of color was booked [in my day], it meant that it would be that much easier for another model of color to be booked...Look out for one another: Take your seat at the table and think about the bigger picture of what you’re contributing to,” she said, according to Vogue.
Beyond modeling, she's been widely regarded for her philanthropy. Iman really does it all!
68-year-old Streep covered Vogue's December 2017 issue.
Streep has won three Oscars, has been nominated for the award 19 times (more than any other actress), and also has a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Kennedy Center Honor, and an honorary doctorate from Harvard.
It's important to see women of all ages in mainstream media, because it shows how diverse beauty can (and should) be.
These women have been showstoppers within their respective fields and broken many barriers. It's always great when younger stars honor them through editorials, but it's vital that the ACTUAL stars still get the equal opportunity to show off their looks.
Hopefully, choosing older women for magazine covers will be a mainstay rather than a trend.