Ageless Style: The Wisdom of Older Women

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“There’s nothing wrong with being a homemaker, and there’s nothing wrong with not having children because you want a career. But you can’t have it all.” – Iris Apfel


Fashion is often seen as a game for the young, but there are plenty of fabulous older women who can teach young people a thing or two about style – and about life. We interviewed women who have truly become seasoned experts of style, and asked how they pass their wisdom down to the younger generations. They offered advice not only about personal style, but also about career, love and staying happy through the years. From 91-year-old fashion icon and accessory designer Iris Apfel to Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock, a legendary dancer who was recently named the face of Lanvin at age 82, these ladies have led full lives and have remarkable stories to share. They prove that trends may change from season to season but true style and grace are eternal.