Carmen Dell'Orefice: eternal grace - Telegraph

BY Judy Rumbold |

13 January 2008

Carmen Dell'Orefice - still working the catwalk at 76 - has a stamina that would shame models a quarter of her age, along with a grace that belies an often turbulent life. She tells Judy Rumbold how she stays so serene and luminous

In pictures: Carmen Dell'Orefice

Carmen Dell'Orefice is routinely referred to as 'the world's oldest working model', which makes her sound a bit like a rusting traction engine with, perhaps, compromised bodywork and only limited functioning parts. It would be nice to be able to report that, at 76, this catwalk veteran is in flawless working order, but when I arrive to meet her thi