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Growing old glamorously

For some women turning 50 can herald a stylish rebirth, finds Jane Shilling

By Jane Shilling   June 2016

Carmen Dell'Orefice on the catwalk in New York in her mid-seventies ©Mark Mainz/Getty Images

Read more: The art of growing old

These are peak times, apparently, for middle-aged women. As a cohort, we enjoyed both free university education and jobs (with pensions attached) in which we might choose to remain for years—even decades. While still in our twenties or thirties even those of us with modest incomes could afford to buy a flat, gradually trading up…

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