By Bianca London for MailOnline
Published: 06:58 EST, 30 September 2014 | Updated: 10:53 EST, 1 October 2014
Britain's oldest supermodel has become the face of a new fashion campaign and proves that ageing gracefully pays off.
Daphne Selfe - who has graced the pages of Vogue, Harper Bazaar and Vanity Fair - has been named as the frontwoman of a brand new fashion campaign at the age of 86.
Daphne, from Baldock, Hartfordshire, is fronting the autumn 'Dare to Wear' fashion campaign run by intu Trafford Centre, in Manchester.
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Ageing gracefully: Daphne Selfe, who at 86 is the world's oldest supermodel, has been snapped up to front the new 'Dare to Wear' fashion campaign run by intu Trafford Centre, in Manchester
Successful model Daphne describes her own style as 'classy-funky' and criticises the ultra-thin looks that often grace today's catwalks.
But she admits she isn't opposed to all the tricks of the fashion industry.
Daphne said: 'It is a shame that people always have to be so thin for fashion - but I don't mind airbrushing, at my age I like a little bit of airbrushing.'
From a young age, Daphne's striking hair, wide eyes and astonishing bone structure set her apart from the other models and launched her glittering career in fashion.
Stellar career: Daphne, who describes her own style as 'classy-funky', has starred in numerous high fashion and high street campaigns, such as T.K Maxx
Behind the scenes: Daphne said it's a shame that people always have to be so thin for fashion - but she's not opposed to a bit of airbrushing
Daphne says her parents are responsible for her long career: 'My parents gave me good genes and health, and I have always eaten sensibly.
'I was brought up through the war so the phrase "make do and mend" has never done me any harm.
'I always try to make the best of everything, to stay positive and to have a healthy lifestyle.'
Daphne, who prides herself on her strong-willed attitude, was chosen to front the 'Dare to Wear' campaign thanks to her feisty and fearless attitude towards fashion and modelling.
Silver-haired Daphne has been the star of countless catwalk extravaganzas, campaigns such as TK Maxx and magazine spreads in a career spanning seven decades.
World's oldest supermodel Daphne Selfe strikes pose for TK Maxx
Face for fashion: From a young age Daphne's striking hair, wide eyes and bone structure set her apart from the other models. Pictured in 1950s
Longevity: Daphne says her parents are responsible for her long career: 'My parents gave me good genes and health, and I have always eaten sensibly'
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