Dell’Orefice, the 80-year-old supermodel

by VelvetMagazineME

A ‘Vogue’ cover girl at 15, Carmen Dell’Orefice is still on the catwalks 65 years on

It isn’t that Carmen Dell’Orefice is a raving, cockeyed optimist. But she has taught herself to winkle out the positive. “The alternative, at my point in life,’ she remarks lugubriously, “is unacceptable”.

‘Carmen: A Life In Fashion’ runs from Wednesday, November 16, 2011 to Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, John Princes Street, London W1;