LIFE

A Look Back at the Life of China Machado

On Sunday, the model China Machado, passed away at the age of 87. Take a look back at her legendary life, from partying with Richard Avedon to hitting the red carpet well into her eighties.

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Richard Avedon and China Machado at Avedon’s opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1978.

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China Machado poses in front of photographs of herself at Christie’s, 1997.

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China Machado in New York, 1996.

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China Machado and her husband Riccardo Rosa at the Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, 2002.

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China Machado at the Tribute to the Models of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011.

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China Machado at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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China Machado at the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014.

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Beverly Johnson, China Machado, and Carol Alt at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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China Machado at the “About Face: Supermodels Then And Now” New York Premiere in 2012.

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China Machado at the “Battle at Versailles” New York Premiere in March, 2016.

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China Machado at Barneys New York’s celebration of its downtown New York flagship in March, 2016.