Most older model in the world Carmen Del Orefays
In our time, a large number of women throughout the world would become a model intended to reach. I would like to tell you about the very old model in the world by the name of Carmen Del Orefays (Carmen Dell'Orefice).
She was born in New York in 1931. Mom vosspityvala it is one and the life they have had a difficult life. June 3, 2011 Carmen was 80 years old, but she still takes part not only in votosessiyah but also in fashion shows on the catwalk.
His modeling career del Carmen Orefays beginning back in 1942, when she was 11 years old. In the modeling business she came quite by accident, after a bus once it saw the wife of one of the well-known at the time of the fashion photographer.
The husband of a stranger did test shots, and soon her mother Carmen received a letter with photos, stating that her daughter - a very nice polite girl, but unfortunately, it is not photogenic.
However, the cross Dell'Orefays had another opinion about the photo. He showed them to his friend Carol Phillips, Vogue beauty-editor, which, in turn, gave the chief editor pictures - Diana Vreeland.
(incidentally very famous photograph)
Less than a week later, Erwin Blumenfeld already filmed Carmen in her first photo shoot, which was published in Vogue at 17 pages.
In front were three failed marriage, birth of a daughter, a successful career and its inevitable decline, when the "age came up."
She was 47 years old - the age, which is (as it was thought) no longer allows you to work in the fashion industry. She had not tried, but success came to her roundabout routes. At a party Carmen met her boyfriend, photographer Norman Parkinson, who suddenly asked her to try to do a photo shoot.
You know - he said - you damn attractive old bag. Carmen at the time was just beginning to turn gray, and decided instead to dye your hair, lighten them, highlighting the gray hair.
So in the fashion world, there was an image quite different Dell'Orefays: mature, independent, sexy and ... gray!
In 1993 Dell'Orefays debuted in the film, playing a small role in "The Age of Innocence" by Martin Scorsese. This was followed by the emergence of another in a number of films and TV series.
In 2000, Carmen defile at John Galliano's show for Christian Dior.
After that exit, she got into the Guinness Book of Records as the "podium model with the longest career." Then there were the appearance on the show Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermes, Donna Karan and Moschino.
And now, Carmen continues to operate successfully, while remaining an excellent example of that old age and beauty - the concept is quite compatible.