10 Older Models Who Ruled Fashion in 2013

It used to be that you could forget about being scouted at the mall once you were past the ripe old of 18. But if our dreams of becoming Anna Wintour haven’t eventuated by age 40, we’re considering hiring personal trainers and lurking in McDonalds trying to make Big Macs look sexy (hey, it worked for Gisele). Older models have been increasingly in-demand over the last few years, in many cases launching careers to their greatest heights yet. And while Olay alone can’t guarantee you look like new IMG signee Kim Basinger in three-and-a-half decades time, fashion is supposed to be aspirational.

More importantly, it gives us hope for a future where magazines aren’t dominated by “women” so young it’s scientifically possible for them to be our daughters. From Basinger to Caroline de MaigretKristen McMenamyLauren Hutton and Carmen Dell’Orefice, see 10 mature models who gave the teenagers — often ones who actually are their daughters — some fierce competition in 2013.

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