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Older Women Heard, But Not Seen, In Vogue's "Age Issue"

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Good idea: asking Vogue Editors in their 40s, 50s, and 60s to talk about their personal style for Vogue's "age(less) issue." Bad idea: having models in their teens and twenties "portray" said editors in the accompanying photo shoot. Karen Elson, at left, is playing creative director Grace Coddington, who, at 67 is looking pretty rad herself. Why didn't she — a former model — do her own photo shoot? Another shoot this month features actual older women, but these images of dewy young things dressed up as their elders undermine the issue's beauty-at-every-age message. More images — and cats! — after the jump.

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"Phew, I'm glad I'm not really in my forties" — twenty-three-year old Sasha Pivovarava plays fortysomething Elissa Santisi.




































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This classy outfit (minus dorky earrings) would look great on fiftysomething Tonne Goodman. So why is seventeen-year-old Tanya Dziahieva wearing it?

































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Criticism aside, Elson does look awesome as a cat lady in Converse. She can play me anytime.

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Vogue: The Age(less) Issue

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jennyoh
Stranger Bird

@hfree: That's exactly what I wondered. I thought it would be awesome if the model were actually a crazy cat lady herself and they were her cats (as my cats won't sit still with anyone but me and my husband), but I doubt it.

Also, smushed-face cats all look like evil geniuses.

Also also, the idea of being portrayed by a young, gorgeous model must be attractive, but is pretty dumb if the whole point is to show how women can dress at different ages. Seriously.