Carmen : A Life in Fashion
Normally associated as being a hub of emerging fashion talent, the internationally-renowned London College of Fashion has adopted a rather different trend for winter; yesterday unveiling their celebratory homage to a timeless icon in the fashion industry.
Carmen Dell’Orefice, for those who have been living under a fashion-repelling rock, is to the modelling industry, what couture is to Paris – completely necessary. After making her Vogue debut in 1947, aged 15, Carmen’s elegance and regal beauty has since become a resounding icon of the fashion industry.
Vogue (October Issue) 1947
The exhibition, situated in the Fashion|Space|Gallery at London College of Fashion’s site on John Prince’s Street, showcased a beautiful collection that combined famous shoots – by the likes of Norman Parkinson and Gleb Derujinsky – with an intimate selection of photographs that offer visitors a glimpse into the private life of a legend.