Well it’s about time. At 73-years-old Tina Turner has landed her very first Vogue cover. And that’s not all: A spokesperson for Conde Nast Germany confirmed that Turner is the oldest person ever to grace the cover of Vogue in the magazine’s 120+ year history (followed by 62-year-old Meryl Streep’s January 2012 cover.)
The legendary singer covers Vogue Germany‘s April issue, lensed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer and styled by Nicola Knels.
It’s kind of a surprising choice for Vogue Germany, which generally prefers young starlets and models-of-the-moment for its cover features–but it’s a welcome one.
Reactions on The Fashion Spot range from incredulity to unabashed Tina Turner-fandom.
“I literally had to take a second look at the thread title to see if I had the right person hahah, what a glorious surprise,” Mrs Dalloway wrote. “She looks wonderful, its great to see someone her age being on the cover, exuding grace, and being natural, there is an easiness to this image, love it [sic].”
Another TFS commenter put it more simply: “holy crap! unexpected but I love it”
Simply the best indeed.