Cindy Crawford In French Vogue: 42, Half-Naked & Smoking Hot The November issue of Paris Vogue is basically an "age" issue. It's got Johnny Depp's ladyfriend, Vanessa Paradis, on the cover, and inside, a photo spread featuring 42-year-old supermodel Cindy Crawford. As Louise Chunn, editor of the UK's Good Housekeeping , writes for the Guardian , women over 40 are the new style icons . She notes that Peaches Geldof and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are so passé: The "hot" women right now are Michelle Obama, 44; Sarah Palin, also 44; architect Zaha Hadid, 58; and wonderfully wacky Vivienne Westwood, 67.As for Cindy Crawford, well, she looks stunning. She might not be your "typical" 42-year-old mother of two — let's face it, she's a genetic freak — but since many fashion spreads have been dominated by pale, blonde, waifish teens, her presence feels refreshing. Cindy Crawford In French Vogue: 42, Half-Naked & Smoking Hot "Just a little something for when the kids have a pool party. Someone bring Mommy a margarita!" Cindy Crawford In French Vogue: 42, Half-Naked & Smoking Hot I've said it before and I'll say it again: It's a shame that in the '90s, "robust" models like Cindy were pushed out by frail waifs like Kate Moss. Cindy (and Naomi ) always seemed capable of kicking your ass. And making you enjoy it. Cindy Crawford In French Vogue: 42, Half-Naked & Smoking Hot "You'd better not be talking behind my back." Cindy Crawford In French Vogue: 42, Half-Naked & Smoking Hot Just add some screaming people and crushed buildings down by those shoes, and this is like a really elegant B-movie: "…And then the 500-foot woman grew tired, and took off her shirt. Global destruction is exhausting." Cindy Crawford In French Vogue: 42, Half-Naked & Smoking Hot "I'm ready for my closeup." Coming Of Age [Guardian] Earlier: French Vogue: Now With More Bearded Drag Queens French 'Vogue': Devil Worship Is The New Black! Gender Bender: Agyness Deyn Mans Up For French Vogue Kate Moss In French Vogue: Biker Chic(k) French Vogue: The Wind Beneath Our Wings Olivier Theyskens Totally Naked in French Vogue: Hot or Not?