At 88, Daphne is one of the old­est pro­fes­sional fash­ion mod­els in the world and has been grac­ing the pages of mag­a­zines since 1949, when Gil­bert Adams dis­cov­ered her at the age of 21. Pho­tographed by the likes of Mario Testino and our own Chris Aller­ton,

The Way We Wore

Country Life Every Week - - A Few Of My Favourite Things - Il­lus­tra­tions by Chris­tian David Moore

My hus­band was in the theatre—he was a stage man­ager for the West End show The King and I when we met—and worked on all the big pro­duc­tions. I still love the theatre and re­cently saw Nice Fish with Mark Ry­lance, which was fab­u­lous. Sit­ting there wait­ing for the cur­tain to go up is the big­gest thrill and I try to see some­thing once a fort­night. The mu­si­cal School of Rock is next on my list, but I should think I’ll need earplugs

I love an af­ter­noon tea party, par­tic­u­larly at Brown’s Ho­tel in Lon­don (020–7493 6020; www.roc­co­forte­ho­tels. com). Tea was al­ways a treat as a child and it’s a lux­ury now be­cause I get to in­dulge in food I wouldn’t usu­ally eat—tea and cake, how won­der­ful! It’s al­ways a plea­sure to be cooked for, but spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends is the great­est lux­ury

I used to ride horses for a liv­ing—teach­ing, train­ing and show­ing, as well as hunt­ing with the Garth in Berk­shire. I worked in Es­sex and was taught by Vin­cent Fran­cis (fa­ther of the late writer Dick who I used to see in the sta­ble yard). Sadly, I don’t ride any­more, but I do yoga, which Gil­bert Adams got me into at the age of 20. It keeps me young and sup­ple and, as I’m too busy to do classes, I tend to do it at home most morn­ings com­bined with some bal­let or Pi­lates

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