Posts Tagged ‘New York Post’

Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing. Photo: Richard Aiello.

Helen Uffner is well-known around NYC and Hollywood for having the best old duds. She runs her own business renting period clothing and accessories for theater productions, films, television, magazine editorials, and book covers. 

I met Helen over hats in 2013 at the reception opening for the Milliner’s Guild exhibition. When I mentioned that I write about fashion and have a fondness for vintage, she generously invited my partner and me to her warehouse.

We stayed in touch and I remember that in 2018 Helen had to move her collection of fabulous vintage/antique clothing to a new space. That was no easy feat! Now she faces another eviction as her warehouse is getting knocked down for a residential high-rise. Still, she presses on.

Read more about Helen and how important she is to costumers from coast to coast:


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Photo: Elizabeth Lippman

What an elegant beauty Carmen Dell’Orefice is at 81 and she says she’s getting even better with age.  A model since she was 13 when she posed for Salvador Dali, Ms. Dell’Orefice has worked with such luminary photographers as Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.

The latest issue of Alexa, the fashion broadsheet of the New York Post, features a photo shoot and interview with Ms. Dell’Orefice. Elizabeth Lippman photographed  the oldest working model in various shades of grey at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan.

Click here to check out this story and all the latest fashion news from Alexa.

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