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Carmen Dell'Orefice, 85 Years Young, Closed a Couture Show

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Bella Hadid, 20, and Kendall Jenner, 21, frequented the couture shows in Paris this week, but Carmen Dell'Orefice, 85, might be the true runway star. On Wednesday night, the model closed the show for Guo Pei (the couturier behind Rihanna's iconic 2015 Met Gala look) covered in blood-red crystals and cascading lace. She, literally looking like an actual queen, was escorted down the catwalk by two young men.

The crystallized headpiece atop her swept white locks served as a crown, completing the regal ensemble.

Dell'Orefice, the "World's Oldest Working Model," joins the ranks of other older models who've recently graced the catwalk, such as those at the Vetements couture show on Tuesday, and others who appeared in shows like Tome, J. Crew and Tracy Reece in September. Lauren Hutton's cameo at Bottega Veneta last season might've been the most memorable.

Together, these models are defying ageism on the runway, and their progress is showing in numbers. The Spring 2017 fashion month was the most diverse one in recent history, boasting more models aged over 50 than "any other season in recent memory," according to The Fashion Spot.

Dell'Orefice, our May 1959 cover star, joked about working at her age to Harper's Bazaar last year: "I'm going for 105, then I'll see if I want to change professions."

 

From: Harper's Bazaar

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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