(Translation in Italian to English made possible by myself)
The body is my voice
CAROLA INSOLERA worked as an aerialist in a circus. Today travels around the world for catwalks. To Grazia tells about her baby just born and his love. She does in sign language because Carola is deaf.
by Ildo Damiano
photo by Diego Indraccolo
‘I never separate myself from Delphine’ says Carola Insolera, Norwegian. Delphine is her daughter, has four months. I saw her feeding at Giorgio Armani catwalk and later holding on her hands at Versace show. ‘I am a mother that works like many others’ says in sign language. Because Carola, model, is deaf. Like her parents.
Have you always done the model?
No, I was an aerialist and contortionist in a circus, used to dress Pierrot mask. And before that, when I was 8 years old, I worked as a TV presenter for a Norwegian TV. I used sign language.
How did you jump to the fashion world?
I was often in a tournee. Once I gave a show to a Fashion Week in London. And got noticed. Then arrived the contact with the Women Management Milan.
Knowing Sign Language has helped you doing catwalks?
Yes, we, that do not have the voice, are masters with our body language and facial expression.
Are you happy?
‘Yes, I live between London and Paris for work, I travel a lot, am a world citizen. In Tokyo, two years ago, I met Emilio Insolera. He is a director. It was love. Last June we got Delphine and now we are all together all the time’