Modeled for: American Vogue and Italian Vogue. As Calvin Klein’s pre-Brooke Shields muse, the 5’9″ Taylor epitomized the fresh-scrubbed style of the 70s. “Lisa is the ultimate combination of sporty and sexy, which is the quintessential American look,” says Michael Kors, who wrote a tribute to her in Vogue in May explaining how a 1976 photo of Taylor inspired him to become a designer.
Age hasn’t dimmed her luster. “I still feel pretty and sexy,” says Taylor, who lives in L.A. with her husband of 10 years, investment banker Ellis Jones, 46, and their 7-year-old twin daughters Savannah and Taylor. “I have a few wrinkles, and my face looks a little older, but except for an extra 10 lbs., I don’t look much different than I did years ago. I’m happy with how I look.” She works harder to stay in shape, though. “When I turned 40, I started having to eat half as much as before to keep my weight where I wanted it to be,” says Taylor, who still indulges in her favorite foods, including ice cream. “When I look in the mirror, I see more my spirit than my body,” she says. “I see a very happy spirit.”
Her beauty rules:
EXERCISE: Pilates or yoga twice a week; 30 minutes on the StairMaster four or five times a week; daily swims with her girls in her backyard pool.
MAKEUP: Little more than moisturizer. “I have a real aversion to plastic surgery,” says Taylor, who treats herself to monthly facials. “Even the idea of a face peel gives me the creeps.”
CLOTHES: Classic blazers, T-shirts and pants; nothing way above the knee. Wears less black and more pastels as she gets older; “I don’t need to be ‘in,’ ” she says. “I almost prefer to be ‘out.’ ”