At 91, Carmen Dell’Orifice, the oldest living supermodel, is still breaking down walls.
in the latest cover story new you The magazine, Dell’Orefice, has graced the pages of fellow fashion icon Beverly Johnson, 69, with a career spanning decades and a duo that never allowed age to dictate their views on beauty. Discuss how to
“We’re growing every day, and we’re not finished until the day we’re done,” Dell’Orefice says of growing older. You’re constantly changing yourself.Time is passing but you can’t see the needle.It’s what happens to humans every day and it’s how you deal with it and accept it.”Change. “
Dell’Orefice also posed nude for the shoot.
About photographing nudes, she said: Gutter. It’s all projection. We’re all taciturn actresses and that’s about it.
Since her modeling career for Dell’Orefice began, the silver-haired beauty has been setting records.she became one trend’The youngest 15-year-old cover model ever. She also talked about having her photos taken by renowned fashion photographer Irving Penn for a magazine.
“[Penn] I was told to hold my breath and not move as much as possible.Just sit there,” she recalled of her historic shoot. “Irving was a really good friend to me. He let me go to trend At that time, especially at my young age, a permit was required for child labor, so I had to ask a staff doctor to make sure I was healthy enough to work. trend The staff doctor who took care of me until the day he died, decades later. “
The supermodel legacy is so ingrained within the industry that even Johnson couldn’t help but erupt.
“This woman is my idol. She’s an aspirational model,” Johnson said. trend’In 1974, he talked about the first ever black cover model, the Dell’Orefice. “She is a mentor to me and knows nothing. I have the utmost respect for this woman. I know all her pictures. She is the most It’s big and has the most amazing pieces.”
Dell’Orefice has appeared in campaigns for companies like H&M, Sephora, and Missoni, and hasn’t stopped working. She has also walked the runway for designers such as Thierry Mugler, Moschino and Isaac Her Mizrahi.
As for what keeps her going, she says ageless beauty is all about self-love.
“Men and women should take care of themselves and love themselves,” she said. It’s about raising and feeding a baby.”
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