Finally! Vogue celebrates gorgeous 60-plus women

Lauren Hutton
Lauren Hutton walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 last year in Milan, Italy. Source: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Lauren Hutton has been on plenty of magazine covers in her lifetime. Forty of them alone have been for Vogue magazine. She was one of the most successful supermodels of all time, with a career that started in the 1960s.

It’s exciting to see that while she’s now at the age of 73 (only a month of turning 74) she’s still got it. In this case, it’s not once, but three times, thanks to Vogue Italia, with three different covers of their October edition all featuring her for their ‘Timeless Issue’.

That’s not all there is to celebrate either. The entire magazine is celebrating mature beauty and hasn’t featured anyone under the age of 60 in the pages of this edition. It follows on from the recent news that Maye Musk, at the age of  69, had been signed up to be an ambassador for Covergirl

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The cover is a record for Hutton with Vogue. Previously the oldest covergirl for the magazine was Tina Turner, who was 73 when she featured on the Germany edition front cover. It’s no surprise she’s not the oldest person ever though. They’ve featured males on the cover over that age previously

Sneak peek to our October issue 🔥 È sempre oggi 🔥 on Newsstands tomorrow October 5th🔥 The legendary Lauren Hutton 🔥🔥 in Valentino @maisonvalentino by Steven Klein @stevenkleinstudio styled by Patti Wilson @patti_wilson 🔥 #TheTimelessIssue #TimelessVogueItalia 🔥 Exclusively today on @WWD Editor in chief @efarneti Creative director @gb65 ✨✨ Casting @pg_dmcasting @samuel_ellis Models Lauren Hutton and Diego Villarreal @ddiegovillarreal @ Soul Artist Management Hair Ward @ward_hair @ The Wall Group. Hair pieces Helena Collection Wigs @helenawigs Make-up Kabuki @kabukinyc @ (www.kabukimagic.com) Manicure Yuko Tsuchihashi @yukotsuchihashi @ Susan Price NYC Set designer Stefan Beckman @stefanbeckman @ Exposure NY on set Viewfinders✨✨✨

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WhowhatWear said Hutton hoped the covers could change society.

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Sneak peek to our October issue 🔥 È sempre oggi 🔥 on Newsstands tomorrow October 5th🔥 The legendary Lauren Hutton 🔥🔥 in Valentino @maisonvalentino by Steven Klein @stevenkleinstudio styled by Patti Wilson @patti_wilson 🔥 #TheTimelessIssue #TimelessVogueItalia 🔥 Exclusively today on @WWD Editor in chief @efarneti Creative director @gb65 ✨✨ Casting @pg_dmcasting @samuel_ellis Models Lauren Hutton and Diego Villarreal @ddiegovillarreal @ Soul Artist Management Hair Ward @ward_hair @ The Wall Group. Hair pieces Helena Collection Wigs @helenawigs Make-up Kabuki @kabukinyc @ (www.kabukimagic.com) Manicure Yuko Tsuchihashi @yukotsuchihashi @ Susan Price NYC Set designer Stefan Beckman @stefanbeckman @ Exposure NY on set Viewfinders✨✨✨

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“I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but it took Vogue Italia’s courage to make it true,” Lauren Hutton said. “This is a cover that can change society, because it shows a woman who is vibrant, attractive, who still laughs, and who for the first time is a woman my age.”

Sneak peek to our October issue 🔥 È sempre oggi 🔥 on Newsstands tomorrow October 5th🔥 The legendary Lauren Hutton 🔥🔥 in Valentino @maisonvalentino by Steven Klein @stevenkleinstudio styled by Patti Wilson @patti_wilson 🔥 #TheTimelessIssue #TimelessVogueItalia 🔥 Exclusively today on @WWD Editor in chief @efarneti Creative director @gb65 ✨✨ Casting @pg_dmcasting @samuel_ellis Models Lauren Hutton and Diego Villarreal @ddiegovillarreal @ Soul Artist Management Hair Ward @ward_hair @ The Wall Group. Hair pieces Helena Collection Wigs @helenawigs Make-up Kabuki @kabukinyc @ (www.kabukimagic.com) Manicure Yuko Tsuchihashi @yukotsuchihashi @ Susan Price NYC Set designer Stefan Beckman @stefanbeckman @ Exposure NY on set Viewfinders✨✨✨

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It’s amazing to think that Hutton didn’t have the best start to a modelling career, with people commenting on her height, nose and the gap in her teeth.

“Everybody laughed at me,” she told Today’s Natalie Morales during an interview in 2016. “They said, ‘Are you ridiculous? The space in your teeth, this fat little nose. You’re short.’ It was basically laughing. And saying, ‘Where you come from?’ And I’d say, ‘Florida.’ And they’d say, ‘You should go back.”

“I used to cry sometimes,” Hutton admitted. “And fortunately, I met this New Yorker, and he’d say, ‘They don’t have original eyes. They see only what they’ve been told is fashionable’.”

Which of the three covers is your favourite?