80-year-old model with the longest career
• 80-year-old model with the longest career of
Carmen Dell'Orefays got into the Guinness Book of Records as the podium model with the longest career. She was 80 years old and she still comes out on the podium.
Dell'Orefays Carmen was born in 1931 in New York. Her fate is remarkable that began modeling very young girl, Carmen still works.
Carmen was born into a poor family, she sometimes spent time at the boarding school where the mother gave the child, for lack of means of subsistence. The business model Carmen came quite by accident. She noticed a woman whose husband took photographs for Harper's Bazaar.
take test shots and sending them to the young lady, in a letter it was said that unfortunately Carmen is not very photogenic, so no further modeling career was in question.
Relatives of Carmen did not agree with this opinion and sent pictures of Vogue magazine editor.
A week later, the young model has posed for this eminent edition. Fees grew, and she was able to support their families on their own.
Carmen worked in the fashion industry to 47 years, and think about changing the business.
The fate decided otherwise: on one of the secular parties approached her her friend - photographer Norman Parkinson.
He offered Carmen dream for him, citing his desire that such a charm and sophistication can not just walk away into oblivion. Simply put, he said: "You're damn attractive kosholka old, I want to shoot you."
They did a trial photo shoot. While Carmen beginning to turn gray, but instead of that would be to dye your hair, it is lighten them even more, she appeared completely gray! It was a revolution in the world of fashion photography!
Carmen Dell'Orefays defile on the podium in 2000, the year by participating in a fashion show by John Galliano for Christian Dior.
She got in the Guinness Book of Records as the "podium model with the longest career." This was followed by participation in the show Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermes, Donna Karan and Moschino.
Carmen can be called a model of elegance and style. For her age, she looks great.
Carmen in his youth: