Diane von Furstenberg Wows Instagram With Swimsuit Selfie For Her 74th Birthday


Designer Diane von Furstenberg, seen here in 2015, went viral on Sunday with a swimsuit selfie she posted on Instagram — taken on a yacht during her recent 74th birthday celebration. Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg marked her 74th birthday with an Instagram swimsuit selfie that went viral.

Von Furstenberg, who turned 74 on New Year’s Eve, posted the shot of herself in a green one-piece bathing suit last Sunday with the caption, “Am I crazy to post this ? Own your age …. it’s a proof you have lived ! Love to everyone.”

Image courtesy Instagram/Diane von Furstenberg


She published the photo while celebrating her birthday on a yacht — which, as far as pandemic lockdown locales go, is a pretty great choice. The image, meanwhile, has received more than 36.6 thousand likes as of this writing, not to mention adoring support from a slew of famous friends.

Actress Andie MacDowell, 62, wrote, “Looking fantastic,” French artist and actress Ánh Dương, 60, commented, “Beautiful and inspiring ! Own your beauty at every age” and supermodel Lily Aldridge added, “Crazy gorgeous!!!! Inside & out.”

In addition, one Instagram user, @candice_t_sinclair, wrote, “U look stunning!!!!! Own it…. you look incredible. Class act right there. An idol of all accounts. Thank you for all you do for women.” And another, @samidha_bissessur, commented, “Makes me happy to see you so natural. I believe woman should age naturally and gracefully. You look beautiful.”

The selfie by von Furstenberg shouldn’t, perhaps, come as a surprise, given the designer once told Female Founders Fund that, “I want to be able to use my voice, my experience, my knowledge, and my connection, to make all women be the women they want to be. If you stay honest and if you accept your imperfections, they become your assets.”

The designer, meanwhile, posted her swimsuit selfie the same day actress Salma Hayek posted a caption-less bikini selfie — the 54-year-old’s second in the last week. And, of course, stars over 50 have been making waves with their swimsuit photos for years (remember Helen Mirren’s famous 2008 bikini photo at age 63?).

Read on for a few of the other celebs who’ve shown off their swimsuit styles over the past few years.


YOLANDA HADID, 55 (2019)

As you take in the taut body of this star from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it’s hard to believe she’s given birth to three children and was also diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2012. A former model from Holland, she passed on her good genes to all three of her kids. Daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid are currently the fashion world’s favourite models, and her young son Anwar has also recently stepped in front of the cameras.


SUSAN LUCCI, 72 (2019)

She might no longer be a soap opera queen since All My Children was cancelled back in 2011 but she still  sizzles like a siren in this scarlet swimsuit. Her villainous character, Erica Kane, would approve.



This is literally her birthday suit. The award-winning actress celebrated her 60th birthday in 2017 dressed in a colourful print bikini as she indulged in some birthday cake.



The legendary model posed in a bikini during a summer vacation with her family at their Muskoka cottage in 2019. And she still looked like the bombshell she was back in the height of the supermodel-era of the 1990s. Concrete proof, if need be, that supermodels never fade into the sunset.


HALLE BERRY, 53 (2019)

If you look at this Oscar winning actress’ Instagram account, you’ll notice many posts of her workout routines with her trainer — not to mention her epic prep for her most recent film, the MMA-themed Bruised (which she stars in and directed). And she’s unapologetic about the amount of time and dedication she puts into keeping in top shape. As the caption which accompanies this picture states, “Today I’m thankful to have my freedom and live the life I choose and today that means swimming with my hat on!”


KRIS JENNER, 63 (2019)

All five of her daughters are infamous for some outrageously sexy swimwear pictures on social media which shows off their voluptuously enhanced bodies. But the mother of the Kardashian clan knows that sometimes a great beach coverup over a bathing suit can be just as alluring.


JANE SEYMOUR, 68 (2019)

Holidaying this summer in the south of France, this former Bond girl knows that the must-have accessory for a swimsuit should be a big sun hat.

A version of this story was published in 2019.