Isabella Rossellini on the duvet of Italian Vogue — That’s Not My Age

October 2023 Italian Vogue cowl


Apologies, I couldn’t summon up sufficient enthusiasm to put in writing about The Supers’ September Vogue cover. Celebrating the persevering with relevance of those distinctive, 50-something fashions (and the launch of their Apple TV+ sequence) by Photoshopping them to the max, is totally defeating the article. Lacking the chance. And, saying to the world that it’s OK to be in your fifties simply so long as you look 30 years youthful. As Vanessa Friedman in the New York Times requested, ‘ Do Supermodels age, or simply get airbrushed?’

Dropped by Lancôme in her forties for being too previous, Isabella Rossellini is now on the duvet of Italian Vogue, October 2023 subject. Unretouched. (The sweetness firm finally noticed the error of its methods and requested her again, in 2016). Now 71, Rossellini seems to be stylish and regal – and wrinkled. A picture that’s a lot extra relatable and charming than the austere, age-defying aforementioned journal cowl. Ditch the ageism, can we not have a extra trustworthy depiction of magnificence?

On that observe, I requested a good friend who’s a photographer’s agent concerning the jawline shadowing on the Isabella Rossellini cowl and she or he stated she thought it had been finished with lighting and (probably) post-production adjusting of ranges.


Images ZHONG LIN for Vogue Italia


Within the accompanying Vogue interview, the mannequin/ actor/ proprietor of an natural farm (which now has a limited edition knitwear collection – see above!) says:

‘That is exactly what I ask of trend and cosmetics. I discover it very reductive to seem youthful than my age and in any case it’s a shedding battle. I requested Vogue Italia to not retouch the images and depart me with my wrinkles. Francesca Ragazzi, who directs the journal, accepted: the brand new generations are in search of extra fashionable and clever definitions of magnificence.’

And it’s important for young women (for all girls) to have inspiring position fashions. Ladies who defy the stress to look younger – whatever the unattainable magnificence requirements within the modelling/ appearing/ trend industries. Viva, Isabella.