It’s been nearly two years since the world lost pop megastar David Bowie, and since Iman lost her mate. Yet that devastating loss hasn’t kept the Somali-born legendary supermodel from moving forward with her life and career, and continuing to serve as a muse for multiple generations of fashion and beauty fans.
In addition to celebrating her 62nd birthday this month, Iman has also hopped on a new ad campaign for Gloria Vanderbilt, despite her status as a former model. She’s also gracing the cover of a new issue of LOVE magazine in a glorious afro and we are definitely here for it.
‘He asked me to be his muse for this particular haute couture collection,’ recalls @the_real_Iman of working with Yves Saint Laurent. ‘And I had no idea of what it meant or what would be required.’ The legendary Iman on the cover of #LOVE18. Interview @paul_flynn, Photography @inezandvinoodh, Fashion Editor @panosyiapanis, Casting @bitton #lovedup
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The fashion legend looks radiant, bathed in sunlight, sporting little else besides the aforementioned wig and a set of enormous hoop earrings. One could argue Iman needs nothing more than that to look stunning in a photo.
When WWD inquired about her recent influx modeling projects, Iman replied, “I don’t model anymore. I only do a few things that move me or with which I have associations … I say ‘no’ more than I say ‘yes.’”
And we are forever grateful she decided to say yes to LOVE
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