Model, 81, Stuns at NY Fashion Week
Carmen Dell’Orefice makes two appearances
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2012 11:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Who says the models at New York Fashion Week have to be young? Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81, surprised attendees this year with two runway appearances Sunday, ABC News reports. Dell’Orefice, known as the oldest working model in the world, started modeling in the 1940s and was on Vogue's cover when she was just 15. On Sunday, she first modeled a Norisol Ferrari gown, then later a Marimekko design.