Carolyn Murphy can’t quite believe she’s still walking in fashion shows after three decades in the industry.
The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vogue and fronted the campaign for Calvin Klein’s perfume Contradiction.
Carolyn has remained in-demand ever since, and in a new interview for Porter magazine, admitted being cast in shows for the likes of Fendi, Off-White, and Isabel Marant during the fall/winter 2020 season earlier this year had been surprising to her.
“I hadn’t planned on doing shows. I’m 46, I thought I had retired from that!” she commented. “There was this sense of ‘What have I got to lose?’ It was all about having fun. I think the beauty of the industry, and the world, right now is the inclusivity. I think many years ago they wouldn’t have accepted a 46-year-old on the runway, and now it’s open to all age ranges, which is so nice.”
Carolyn went on to explain that she accepted an invitation from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to close one of their shows for The Row because they have been friends for such a long time.
“There’s such a sisterhood with the two of them. I really admire their intellect and design sense,” the blonde beauty gushed of the design duo.
Meanwhile, Carolyn also opened up about parenthood in a chat with new mum Ashley Graham as part of an Instagram Live series for Tiffany & Co. Sharing her best advice, the mother-of-one encouraged her pal to try and be present as much as possible.
“It goes down to the fact that (you should) cherish every single moment. We get so distracted with our careers and just stuff going on in life that even for a new mom, with all of those sleepless nights and feedings and diaper changes, just to cherish it,” she smiled.
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