"Kate Moss has skinny jeans and Meghan Markle rules in a belted coat. Every woman needs to find the one signature piece that defines her. Mine is the miniskirt – but it wasn’t always that way.
When I started modelling, the super with the best legs of all was Naomi. Linda Evangelista and Shalom Harlow had killer legs, too. As for me? For a long time, I didn’t really like my legs and rarely showed them off, but in the last 15 years my attitude has changed completely. Now, at 44, I wear more short skirts than I did at 24.
I’ve put a lot of time and energy into working out – hiking, spinning, lifting weights, cardio, yoga and dancing. I wasn’t doing this to intentionally improve my legs, but as a by-product they look so much better. I have definition now and I didn’t before. My aunt saw me in shorts one day and told me that she regretted not wearing more short skirts. “You should show your legs while you have them. Use it!” she said. I thought, I’ve done all this work, I might as well enjoy it.
High Rise: Who Is Wearing Miniskirts Now?
I tend to go short at night. I like the simple physical freedom of having my legs out. It feels sexy without trying to be. I love the way Saint Laurent does the mini. The clothes are so empowering, yet feminine and chic. They just feel like me. When you put something on, no matter how short, you want to feel comfortable and confident. Someone told me recently about a school of thought that says women over a certain age shouldn’t wear miniskirts. I haven’t ever heard that and, clearly, I am not listening."
From British Vogue, April 2018