Norman Parkinson Archive

Carmen Dell 'Orefice remembers Norman Parkinson

20 September 2013

Carmen Dell Orefice is often described as the original supermodel. 

Born in New York in 1931, she began her modelling career when she was thirteen. By fifteen she was on the cover on Vogue.

Along with Parkinson, Dell 'Orefice has been photographed by many of the most successful photographers of the past seventy years including Irving Penn, Erwin Blumenfeld, Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon.