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Top Fashion Model careers, never ends.

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These women prove your top fashion model career can last long past your 20s.

1. Daphne Selfe, 84

Daphne Selfe, 84

Dolce & Gabbana

Daphne Selfe has been a fashion model for the last 62 years.

2. China Machado, 83

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China Machado was one of the most requested runway fashion model in the 50s and for many years Richard Avedon’s fashion photography muse.

3. Carmen Dell’Orefice, 82



Carmen Dell’Orefice is known as one of the oldest working fashion model. She appeared on Vogue when she was 15-years-old and never stopped.

4. Jacquie Tajah Murdock, 82

Jacquie Tajah Murdock, 82

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Jacquie Tajah Murdock is an Apollo Dance Theater legend turn fashion model. She was the fall/winter ‘12 face of Lanvin.

5. Gitte Lee, 78


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Gitte Lee has been a fashion model since 1961, and she is married to actor Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee.

6. Veruschka von Lehndorff, 74

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Veruschka von Lehndorff is a German fashion model, actress, and artist who was popular during the 60s.

7. Valerie Pain, 72


Valerie Pain was a model in the 60s and at age 65 she returned to modeling.

8. Lauren Hutton, 70

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At age 70, Lauren Hutton is still one of the top fashion models cover girls. She appeared on the cover of American Vogue a record setting 26 times.

9. Penelope Tree, 64

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Penelope Tree was a huge model in London in the 60s. She was first photographed by Diane Arbus when she was 13-years-old.

10. Pia Gronning, 64

Pia Gronning, 64

J Crew

Pia Gronning is a Danish film actress turn model. She appeared in Two Jakes in 1990 and in Wild Turkey in 2003.

11. Kim Gordon, 60

Saint Laurent
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Kim Gordon is better known as the lead singer of Sonic Youth but she was the face of Saint Laurent because she looks amazing.

12. Iman, 58

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Saint Laurent

Iman is one of the most famous fashion models faces in the world. She has modeled most of her life and is married to rocker David Bowie.

13. Yasmina Rossi, 56

Yasmina Rossi, 56


Yasmina Rossi is a working model.

14. Farida Khelfa, 51


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Jean Paul Gaultier

Farida Khelfa is a model, actress, and director. Above she is walking in a Jean Paul Gaultier runway show.

15. Kristen McMenamy, 47

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Kristen McMenamy is a model who is known for her androgynous appearance.


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