Oh, Carmen Dell’Orefice, how we worship thee. Our favorite octogenarian model is back again in this month’s Vogue Italia to prove that “flawless” knows no age limit — and this time, she has a team of platinum-tressed young’uns to whip into shape.
In the spread, which bears the appropriate, if not quite grammatically-correct title “Be In Shape Ever”, the elegant New Yorker dons “workout gear” by the likes of Chanel and Alexander Wang and mugs for the lens of photographer Greg Lotus. Last year Dell’Orefice told us she thinks of her job as being like that of a “silent actress”, and from what we see here, it looks like she’d play the role of personal trainer with aplomb. Because, really: would you want to look like a wimp in front of someone who looks like she does at three times your age? No, no you wouldn’t.
See select photos from the spread below, and for more of the oldest working model’s repertoire, see her walk the runway at Norisol Ferrari and work theatrical eveningwear for Vanity Fair Italia, and for something less enjoyable, read about her ill-fated investments with Bernie Madoff:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.