World’s oldest supermodel, 91 Carmen Dell’Orefice stuns world with a nude photoshoot
Carmen Dell’Orefice, the world’s oldest supermodel at 91, bared it all for a photoshoot. Fadil Berisha photographed the woman on all-white bedding for New You magazine.
“It’s their perception of what they see in you or me. We are there, a synergy starts to happen, and they bring it out. It’s where their mindset is. The photographer’s mindset is high, not in the gutter. It’s all projection. We’re all silent actresses, and that’s what it’s about,” reports said This month, the silver-haired beauty features on the cover of New You magazine with Beverly Johnson, 69, who was the first Black Vogue cover model in 1974.
People described Johnson as calling Dell’Orefice his idol. “She is model goals. She’s been a mentor to me and doesn’t even know, and I have the utmost respect for this woman. I know all of her photographs. She has the biggest, most stunning body of work of any model in fashion.”
Dell’Orefice said “It’s where their mindset is. The photographer’s mindset is high, not in the gutter. It’s all projection. We’re all silent actresses, and that’s what it’s about.” In 1947, at age 15, she was one of Vogue’s youngest cover stars. “With [photographer] Irving Penn, I brought my first double page in Vogue to life,” she recalled her initial appearance in the magazine a year earlier. “He told me to try to breathe as little as possible and don’t move. Just sit there. Irving was a really good friend to me, and he saved my life physically. He made me go to the Vogue staff doctor to ensure I was healthy enough to work because, in those days, you needed permits due to child labor, especially at my young age.”
Dell’Orefice said, “We keep growing every day, and we’re not finished until the day we’re finished,” She said, “You learn something from the day before, and you’re constantly changing yourself like the hands of a clock. Time is passing, but you can’t see the hands move. That’s happening to humans daily, and it’s how you handle and accept the change.”
Since then, Dell’Orefice has walked for Thierry Mugler, Moschino, Isaac Mizrahi, and more, and appeared in ads for Sephora, H&M, and Missoni. Parenthood and self-love have helped the New York native stay young. Men and women should self-love. “Nurturing and feeding a baby with love is a beauty secret,” she remarked. “Nurture, love, and give energy to ourselves”