Kristen McMenamy is, in the words of our intrepid associate editor Julia, one of Styleite’s “gray-haired role models.” And is it any wonder why? In addition to being one of the most iconic models of the 80s, her androgyny helped reshape the modern ideal of beauty. And now, at 46, she’s proving that no one can touch her in the swimwear issue of Vogue Italia.
Most 46-year-olds have no business wearing itsy bitsy bikinis, but on McMenamy it just seems right. And hot. And artistic. Here she is, lollygagging around the Chelsea hotel with boys who really are young enough to be her sons, once again challenging our idea of who and what can qualify as beautiful. And we hope she stays in magazines as long as long as she has the power to do that.
[Fair warning: The last photo is sort of NSFW, and you can see the whole shoot here.]
this is some kind of spaceship or something.