Tina Turner is making headlines around the globe for gracing the cover of Vogue Germany. This is the first time the 73-year-old grande dame of rock and R&B has graced a cover for the storied magazine franchise.

For the April 2013 issue of the international imprint, the “legendary singer is seen rocking her signature honey blonde-highlighted hair, a silky navy blouse and what appears to be a black skirt for Vogue’s German edition, which was shot by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer and styled by Nicola Knels,” writes Julee Wilson of The Huffington Post.

Turner is being praised for looking fierce on the cover, as is Vogue Germany itself for selecting a mature woman as a positive innovation. “It’s kind of a surprising choice for Vogue Germany, which generally prefers young starlets and models-of-the-moment for its cover features–but it’s a welcome one,” opines Hayley Phelan of Fashionista.com.

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