81-year-old Model Shines on Catwalk at NY Fashion Week

81-year-old Model Shines on Catwalk at NY Fashion Week

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81-yo model Carmen Dell-OreficeCarmen Dell’Orefice has spent her life in front of the lens since gracing the cover of Vogue magazine in 1947, and as the world’s first octogenarian model, she is still turning heads — most recently on the catwalk for Norisol Ferrari during New York Fashion Week on Monday.

At 81, the stylish senior citizen is three to four times older than today’s models.
In an industry which prizes youth, Dell’Orefice says she’s proof of the nation’s general acceptance of a graying population.

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