Créme de La Carmen

November 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

A case study in longevity and lush experience and a relief from aging woes, the forever feline Carmen Dell’Orefice has unveiled the first exhibition dedicated to her extraordinary endurance. Carmen: A Life in Fashion opened last night in the London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery. And indeed this is fashion over fashion. Starting out at the age of 13, her unique, 66 year career is documented by a collection of images, promising a chic history class showcasing the fabulous past we all long for.

Carmen, the iconic beauty has been through it all, yet she puts the secret of endurance simply: “Show up for the job,” she said. “Be careful of the company you keep and have fun…If it’s not fun, it’s no fun!”.
But by the look of it, Carmen and her crew made a perfect match, and she still manages to show up for the job, and at 80 that truly is the stuff of legend.

(Curated by David Downton, from November 16 to January 14, 2012)

Thanks to British Vogue



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