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In the “Can’t Stop the Muses” spread, five designers nominate the women (and the one man) who "push their creative process forward." They are Ines de la Fressange, nominated and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld; Iman, nominated by Isaac Mizrahi and photographed by Solve Sundsbo; Camilla Nickerson, nominated by Francisco Costa and photographed by Mario Sorrenti; Yoko Ono, nominated and photographed by Diane von Furstenberg; and Lucian Freud, nominated by Stella McCartney and photographed by David Dawson.
In the "Four Women" spread, four supermodels have transcended age to become "icons of timeless beauty." Carmen Dell'Orefice, Talisa Soto, China Machado, and Frederique Van Der Wal are photographed by Glen Luchford and styled by Beat Bolliger. Notable quotes:
Carmen Dell'Orifice: “Don’t ever try to be someone else. You have to be creative and understand yourself.”
China Machado: “You mustn’t dwell on age, just live the best life you can.”
Talisa Soto: “Perfection does not exist. It’s more important to be happy with the human being you are.”
Frederique Van Der Wal: “Pop culture will tell you there’s a time when you’ve peaked, but I disagree. There are times when you’re learning and there are times when you rise up again. And I think that can happen several times, at any age.”
In the “The Double Life of Carmen Lomana," spain's Queen of Socialites "has never apologized for her rule-breaking lifestyle." Photography by Xevi Muntane and styling by Ana Murillas.
In “Second Coming," legendary actress Barbara Hershey talks about her role in Black Swan. She's photographed by Annelise Phillips and styled by Ken Baldwin.
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