Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Life -

Says Car­men Dell’Orefice, “Never in my wildest dre dreams did I ex­pect to be a work­ing model for so l long – 56 years af­ter this pic­ture was taken. I re re­mem­ber Gleb Deru­jin­sky asked me, ‘ I ne need you for a cover. Will you wear a bathing ca cap?’ And I said sure. I was good at be­ing a ch chameleon and be­com­ing what people wanted m me to be­come. When young mod­els ask me fo for ad­vice, I say this: Stay close to your par­ents b be­cause they are the only ones who truly care w what hap­pens to you. Get a good night’s sleep. D Do not ne­glect ed­u­ca­tion. Pay your bills on t time. Do not smoke – pe­riod. I didn’t drink till I was past 30. I didn’t even drink cof­fee – I don’t know how I ex­sisted! But I do the right thing when no one’s look­ing. I haven’t felt old, ex­cept when my knees k went and dIh I had d to have h them h done, d one year ago. I think it’s worth all the work I put in to keep the ma­chin­ery go­ing, just like a Rolls-Royce – you have to keep the parts re­paired care­fully. These new knees are ter­rific. Look at what sci­ence has of­fered me in my life­time! I have a Rolls-Royce, why wouldn’t I re­pair it?” As told to Char­lotte Cowles.

Car­men Dell’Orefice, pho­tographed by Gleb Deru­jin­sky for BAZAAR, May 1958

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