In the event you did not know already, today is National Senior Citizens Day! What exactly does that entail? According to Time And Date, this holiday encourages us to “recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.”
So, what are we specifically going to recognize and show appreciation for today? Why, the inspirational style accomplishments of some of the world’s most fashionable senior citizens, naturally! So, who makes the cut (and who comes in first)? Let’s take a look.
7. Pattie Boyd, 69
One of the most famous muses in history, model and photographer Pattie Boyd was the first wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Whenever I see photos of her, it’s impossible not to ask aloud, “How is she so lovely?”
Again, how is she so lovely?
Harrison and Boyd.
Hitting the beach in style.
On the cover of Vogue in 1969.
In 2012 at a Star Hu store launch party in London, Boyd looked excellent as always.
6. Raquel Welch, 72
Born Jo Raquel Tejada, Welch is one of the most noteworthy sex symbols in film history. Despite being told she didn’t have “the right figure” for her original career path, ballet, she found success in sexy, glamorous movie roles.
One Million Years B.C. (1966), wherein Welch wore an epic fur bikini.
Playboy dubbed her the “most desirable woman of the 1970s.”
Welch in 2012, looking just as glamorous and stunning as ever.
5. Patti Smith, 66
A singer-songwriter whose words moved a generation and whose style defined an entire music scene, Smith deserves a spot on this list for sure. With an incredible voice and sense of self, she has always been able to wear unique, put-together outfits without them taking the stage over her own music.
Horses, her 1975 debut album, still has one of the most recognizable covers in music.
Still stylish, still awesome nearly 40 years later.
4. Tina Turner, 73
Ohhhhh, Tina (born Anna Mae Bullock). Just like another couple women on this list, Ms. Turner has a stunningly iconic voice, stage name and style. As one of the great singers of all time (in my opinion and many others, I’m 100% certain), she developed a unique way of doing things all on her own.
Rockin’ it on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1969.
The epic spiky-hair-leather-dress combo of 1987.
And killing it in 2007.
I have a feeling that the performance she shared with Beyonce made a lot of people sob tears of joy. Just sayin’.
So, who gets the gold, silver and bronze medals?