Carmen Dell’Orefice gets her own doll
The 83-year-old model gets immortalised by Tonner Doll Co.
The Tonner Doll Co. in Kingston, N.Y., has produced what it claims to be the first doll that depicts a mature woman.
Robert Tonner, the company's chief executive officer and a doll artist, said three or four more Dell'Orefice dolls – which will be available at FAO Schwarz for $200 – with different fashionable styles will be added in the fall.
Dell'Orefice has worked in fashion since she was 15 years old, gracing the covers of renowned fashion magazines from around the world. She's also been the face of Chanel and Dior in the French brands advertisments and was a muse for Salvador Dalí.
"She's so gorgeous," Tonner stated, "Why shouldn't she be a beauty icon like a 20- or 30-year-old?"