In advance of an exhibition at Beijing’s Pace Gallery, Diane von Furstenberg sat for a portrait with photographer Chuck Close weeks after a ski accident that left her with a broken nose and bruising. If all of that couldn’t make the iconic designer look bad, it should come as no surprise that the 64-year-old von Furstenberg’s wrinkles don’t have a chance at it either.
In an interview with Close for Harper’s Bazaar, von Furstenberg says “I gave up on my looks a long time ago. Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.”
While von Furstenberg seems to be the beneficiary of good skin care, she’s eschewed more dramatic plastic surgery. Probably wise, since for every good cosmetic procedure, there’s at least one more that leaves the person looking worse than when they started.
Everyone ages differently, so cosmetic surgery may be a good choice for some people, but confidence and a fulfillment with life that’s more than skin deep is beautiful on everyone.