Carmen Dell’Orefice – Grace and Beauty

Carmen

In an age obsessed with youth and beauty, Carmen Dell’Orefice is a welcome reminder that the two are not inextricably linked.

The veteran model this weekend celebrated her 80th birthday as she continues to be a hit on the catwalk.

The style icon and birthday girl has been modelling ever since she got on the cover of Vogue in 1946 at 15 years old.

The grey-haired beauty is still in demand and this year walked at Alberta Ferretti’s Pitti Uomo show and Adrienne Vittadini’s Lincoln Center presentation.

In her 66 year career, Ms. Dell’Orefice has graced the cover of Vogue six times and been the face of 14 cosmetic campaigns.

She had posed for photography legends including Richard Avedon, Irvin Penn, Cecil Beaton and Norman Parkinson.

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