09/19/2012 08:20 EDT

Carmen Dell'Orefice, An 81-Year-Old Model, Walks At New York Fashion Week


By: The Kit

The lifespan of a top model is 10 years at best, but don’t tell that to 81-year-old beauty Carmen Dell’Orefice. Modelling for the past 66 years she was the oldest model to take the runway at New York Fashion Week, strutting for not one, but two designers—Norisol Ferrari and Marimekko. Dell’Orefice, known for her trademark white hair and striking bone structure, was discovered at 13 while riding the bus and three years later was gracing the cover of Vogue

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