FASHION’S MOST FABULOUS OLDER MODELS
Her big break was with Revlon in 1973, but more recently, the 73-year-old has modelled alongside Kate Moss for Alexander Wang x DoSomething, walked for Bottega Veneta SS17 and featured in an underwear campaign for Calvin Klein.
Having modelled as a teenager, Carmen Dell’Orefice, now 86, has already retired once – more than 40 years ago. She’s been photographed by Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton and John Rawlings, and now she’s back working with Isaac Mizrahi, Gianfranco Ferré and Thierry Mugler, and is bigger than ever.
At 89, Daphne Selfe is officially the world’s oldest working supermodel. She’s been photographed by Mario Testino, David Bailey, Rankin and Nick Knight, and she’s hitting it big on Instagram with 35.2k followers. Daphne shows no signs of slowing down, recently declaring: ‘My daughter skydives. If I were allowed to jump out of a plane at my age, I would.’
The 95-year-old Austrian former dancer Ernestine ‘Erni’ Stollberg is the model for Viennese concept store Park. She got the job after regularly shopping at the store and building a good relationship with co-owner Markus Strasser, who describes their partnership as a ‘special collaboration’.