Well, in Lancôme’s defense, they kept me till I was forty-two. It’s not their fault. It’s a tradition in cosmetics, in fashion. Now, why is it that way? I don’t know. But on the other hand, if you ask any woman, even a young woman, they’re resentful of it. Because when you’re twenty you know that one day you’re going to be forty or fifty. And the fact that beauty is never represented at those ages … it’s offensive and scary. If you’re young, it’s scary. If you’re old, it’s offensive. So all the way through it’s bad news.
Elletra Wiedemann in Wild Things
polaroids of models at the start of their careers
compiled by Douglas Perrett
Note the family resemblance.
I thought, if I have to choose between beautiful and boring or old and fun, I’d rather have old and fun.
Isabella Rossellini with Madonna
photo by Steven Meisel