Ugh, we hate to focus on a woman’s age because it ain’t nothing but a number, you know? But we’re still pretty psyched to see the doors of fashion slowly creaking open for
ladies queens who deserve some serious cover time on prestigious fashion rags like Vogue. After all, their editors and art directors are often over 50 – so why not their cover girls cover women?
Enter Meryl Streep, who is the oldest woman to grace the cover at 62 – her first time! She’s not just America’s greatest actress, as the mag declares, but America’s greatest person as well. Okay, so that just our opinion, sure – but how can you not love Meryl? She’s regal, confident, humble, classy, funny and talented. Remember when she kissed Sandra Bullock at the 2010 Critics’ Choice Awards? We do; it was glorious. Plus, as her Vogue cover story details, she drinks Chardonnay at 4 in the afternoon. Meryl, you complete us.
Streep next stars in Iron Lady, a biopic about Margaret Thatcher with a trailer that made us cry. It comes out in January.