Irina Shayk was a smoldering sensation as she made her big return on the cover of Spanish Vogue, which she first hosted in 2013.
Photographed by Elizaveta Porodina, the 37-year-old Russian supermodel treated the camera to an alluring stare.
“I think fashion has totally changed in the last five years,” she told the magazine. “And part of that process is accepting that women are beautiful well into their 20s.”
Hello beautiful: Irina Shayk was a smoldering sensation as she made her big return to the cover of Vogue Spain in the latest issue
Irina emphasized: “We must celebrate and support this diversity. I’ve just turned 37, I don’t think I have to reach a certain age to be considered finished.”
She cited the supermodels of the 1990s, whose number includes Cindy Crawford, who at 56 is still a glamor icon.
Irina, who shares her five-year-old daughter Lea De Seine with her ex Bradley Cooper, said the old supermodels “all work and they’re amazing”.
She noted that having a baby also raises the question “whether you can be sexy or continue to pose in lingerie, but being a mom doesn’t mean you have to wear certain clothes and go to bed at a certain time.”
Throwback: Irina first covered Vogue Spain for the November 2013 issue – the first time she has ever directed an issue of Vogue
Sizzler: “I think fashion has totally changed in the last five years,” she told the magazine, adding, “And part of that process is accepting that women are beautiful well into their 20s.”
She said: “It doesn’t mean giving up being yourself. You have to legitimize your feelings, be honest with yourself and suppress the guilt.”
During her lengthy interview, she also opened up about the “social pressures” she felt about having a baby and pointed to the role that age played.
“If you have children after 18 or 20 in my country, you seem to be already too late,” she said, referring to her Russian heritage.
With a laugh she fondly remembered her grandmother urging her to get married and have children as her sister had done.
Still sizzling: Irina proudly declared: ‘I’ve just turned 37, I don’t think I have to reach a certain age to be considered done’
Irina, who hails from a Soviet industrial town on the slopes of the Urals, openly shared how her upbringing shaped her dress sense.
“I’m very much in favor of investing in quality pieces that can be reused, but spending a fortune on something like a luxury bathrobe is insane. My mom made $10 a month. Sometimes not even that,” she revealed.
“So it’s important for brands to raise awareness about recycling. We need to start saying to ourselves, “okay, instead of throwing those jeans away, I’ll put them away and in a few years I’ll wear them again.” In fact, the minimalist trends of the ’90s are back and now these jeans are even cooler,” she argued.
“I’m very aware of the value of money,” Irina said, advocating a “love” of “saving” rather than spending money on “delusional trends” that go out of style in a year.
Santa Baby…: Irina hinted at her cleavage in a plunging Mrs. Claus look for a sizzling selfie she posted to Instagram on Christmas Day
“I think truly sexy comes from confidence. A woman who is comfortable in her own skin is always beautiful and attractive to me,” Irina said, embracing sexiness as “an eternal concept, something that lives inside her.”
She claimed, “It’s not heels and makeup, it’s confidence. With that in mind, we can now see many more examples of inclusivity on the catwalks: different body types, ethnicities, heights… All these girls are beautiful! That is true sensuality.”
Her latest magazine interview comes after a spate of speculation earlier this year about whether she got back together with Bradley.
Bradley and Irina added water to the rumor mill in late November when they were spotted spending Thanksgiving together with Lea De Seine.
The way they were: Now rumors are swirling again that Irina is back with Bradley Cooper, who she is pictured with at a L’Oreal party in Paris in 2016
Last week, Bradley and Irina were spotted exchanging affectionate looks as they walked together without their child.
Bradley and Irina have maintained a known close co-parenting relationship since their split in 2019 after a relationship that reportedly lasted four years.
Reunion rumors went into overdrive late last year when they were spotted snuggling up on a walk in New York.
The dashing movie star wrapped an arm around the Soviet-born supermodel, who was seen with her hand on his rear end.
Beach body: Irina and Bradley got the rumor mill pumping the previous summer when they reportedly took their five-year-old daughter, Lea De Seine, on vacation together
Irina and Bradley previously ignited the rumor mill over the summer when they reportedly went on vacation with Lea De Seine.
There was even speculation at the time that Bradley and Irina were considering the prospect of another baby.
Adding fuel to the fire, a Page Six insider claimed, “It’s been a real family outing and they’re considering getting back together.”
So sweet: Irina, pictured with Lea De Seine in New York City in 2021, has described Bradley as “a full-fledged, hands-on father — no nanny”
The source claimed that Irina “wants her daughter to have a sibling,” and Page Six reported that Bradley approved of the idea.
Though Bradley was rumored to be dating Hillary Clinton’s confidant Huma Abedin at the time, Page Six reported that they were only ever involved in passing.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is part of Irina’s dating history, and last year she was briefly linked to Kanye West following his split from Kim Kardashian.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11662391/Irina-Shayk-37-smolders-Vogue-Spain-cover-talks-age-inclusivity-fashion.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Irina Shayk, 37, floats on the cover of Spanish Vogue as she talks about age integration in fashion