For more than a decade, Vogue has dedicated its August issue to the theme of age. The latest take on growing older, which hits newsstands today, celebrates a variety of notable women "whose fearless approach to life is empowering and uplifting," the magazine notes.

Post 50 women in the issue include Katie Ford, 56, who left her CEO spot at the family business, Ford Models, in her 50s to tackle the global issue of human trafficking; journalist Kati Marton, 63, author of seven books, who is writing about the sudden death of her husband, diplomat Richard Holbrooke; Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, the Baroness Mary Soames, 89, who has been a witness to the key events of the 20th century and served in World War II in a mixed-gender anti-aircraft battery as a sergeant and junior officer; and former model Patti Hansen, 56, wife of Keith Richards, looking radiant surrounded by family at their Turks and Caicos hideaway. Check out that story and slideshow at Vogue.com.

See the gallery below for images of Vogue's post 50 fearless women, and pick up the August issue for the full story.

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  • Baronness Mary Soames, 89

    Winston Churchill's youngest daughter <a href="http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/biography/biography/family" target="_hplink">had a bird's-eye view of history at 11 Downing Street</a>, and served in World War II in a mixed-gender anti-aircraft battery as a sergeant and junior officer.

  • Kati Marton, 63

    Journalist and author Kati Marton, 63, lost her husband diplomat Richard Holbrooke in December 2010, and is now writing about widowhood. As she noted in Vogue: "So. My life must be reinvented. No living backward. No living forward. Living in the present. But first: faced squarely. He really isn't coming back."

  • Patti Hansen, 56, Keith Richards & Family

    Hansen in the center of the family gathering at the Turks and Caicos retreat the couple bought a decade ago.

  • Katie Ford, 56

    Katie Ford left her CEO position in the family business, Ford Models, in her 50s to tackle the global issue of human trafficking. She told Vogue her experience with immigration law, which she learned in the modeling business, has been helpful in the fight.