You’ve got to love Estée Lauder for choosing beautiful, sophisticated, and experienced women as their spokesmodels. The latest to receive the honor is Stephanie Seymour, 45, who graced the covers of Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and countless other mags in the late 80s through 90s. She is also well known as the primary model for the up-and-coming lingerie company Victoria’s Secret during that same time span.
A muse for many, Stephanie has been photographed by the fashion industry’s leading photographers—Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, and even Richard Avedon—and is the longtime inspiration of French designer Azzedine Alaia.
“Stephanie is the ultimate modern beauty icon,” stated Jane Hertzmark Hudis, global brand president, Estée Lauder. “Beautiful and accomplished in fashion, entertainment, and in life, I am thrilled to welcome her to Estee Lauder.”
The decision is thrilling for Stephanie as well. “As a young girl my mother had a dream for me and that was to be an Estée Lauder model. So this is truly a dream fulfilled,” stated Seymour.
Her first ads for the classic brand will debut next fall.