CELEBRITY COVERGIRL: TRACEE ELLIS ROSS IS SHOWING THE WORLD HOW YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE AT 45 FOR NOVEMBER ISSUE OF INSTYLE MAGAZINE!
Photographer: Horst Diekgerdes/Shotview Photographers Management. Fashion Editor: Karla Welch. Hair: Lacy Redway for Nexxus/ The Wall Group. Makeup: Tiina Roivainen for Airport Agency. Production: Ben Faraday/Octopix
For more stories like this, pick up the November issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download Sept. 14.
Alexandre Vauthier bodysuit, skirt, belt, and boots.
Brief excerpt from cover story by Rob Haskell:
Ross describes the character of Bow as a “lean-back woman”: someone who does not have to jump into every minor drama in her household, instead allowing things to unfold as they will, her feelings about them always inscribed on her emotive face. Ross notes that Bow’s unpanicky deliberateness parallels her own in midlife. But unlike her character, she is not married and has no children. These are facts for which she is held to account almost daily. “It’s sort of fascinating to be 45 and single and childless,” she says. “Happily single, I should add. Not at home crying about it” — which she pantomimes with an outsize pout and the blotting of imaginary tears. “These are very big and very personal questions that aren’t anyone’s business but that somehow, like the right to choose, become fodder for public conversation. Some of the ability to reflect on what I really want comes from pushing up against a society that shames me for not having the expected trappings. I’m very pleased with my existence these days. Have I had to learn to make friends with loneliness? Yes. I think if I were in a relationship, it would be the same.”
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC blazer (licensed product of UC Berkeley), coat, turtleneck, and skirt.
Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. Piaget ear cuff and stud. Paul Andrew boots.
Chanel Haute Couture dress, fingerless gloves, and ankle boots. Agmes earring.
Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano cape coat and blazer. Tiffany & Co. brooch from the 2018 Blue Book Collection.