Fashion
Carmen Dell'Orefice, 85 Years Young, Closed a Couture Show
Fashion has no age limit.
Comments

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.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Erica Gonzales
View Other Articles From Erica Gonzales
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Here are the best things to do, see, eat, and buy when you're in the Big Apple.
 
Share
Recreate that iconic balcony exchange at Juliet's House.
 
Share
These lifestyle shops are rich with hard-to-get fashion labels and unique shopping experiences.
 
Share
The most photographed florals of your day deserve particular attention.
 
Share
Meghan's signature has changed since she became a Duchess.
 
Share
I said goodbye to my high-powered magazine job with no particular plan, just a desire to be free and a vague notion of maybe becoming a basket weaver.
 
Share
Check out the average pay of the five highest officers of major listed companies owned by the richest Filipinos.
 
Share
U.S. President Trump will spend time with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her official country estate in Buckinghamshire.
 
Share
The 17,000-square-foot home comes with a movie theater, bowling alley, baseball field, and rock climbing wall.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US