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by on October 8, 2012

Combined, they are over 300 years old, or roughly 15 times older than Karlie Kloss and half as old as Cher. These four ladies have been generally owning the world since the Great Depression, and even though prices have gone up, they still have the receipts in the form of their flawless vitality. Set Shady Pines on fire and bust out the cheesecake ’cause we’re hanging with the girls today: baby of the bunch at 81, Carmen Dell’Orefice, the eternally elegant  China Machado, relative newcomer Jacquie Tajah Murdock and “World’s Oldest Supermodel” Daphne Selfe

Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81

Modeling Debut: First cover of Vogue, 1947 at age 15. Lost most of her money in the stock market in the 80s then lost her life savings to Bernie Madoff in 2008. Shut down the runway during New York Fashion Week with appearance on the Norisol Ferrari runway.


Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail