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Twiggy (1949)

When she booked an appointment at the London hairdresser, House of Leonard, in 1966, Twiggy was given a blonde crop that 'made her look like Bambi' and would instantly change her modest existence. The same year, she was dubbed The Face of 66 by a British newspaper and her international career was launched. Emerging as a peculiar androgynous and extremely skinny beauty the public was not used to, photographers and stylists nonetheless appreciated her photogenic appearance that perfectly spoke to emerging consumers that were teenagers who bought Twiggy Barbie dolls, Twiggy eye-liner and twiggy dresses – transforming the model into an extraordinary marketing tool. From the 1970s, Twiggy moved to acting an appeared in the stage production of Cinderella, the films, The Boy Friend and W before returning to the public's attention in the 2000s as a jury for America's Next Top Model and as a Marks & Spencer's face. The British model remains today the fashion epitome of the Swinging Sixties and was offered her very own retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery, in London, in 2009.

Tags / Twiggy - Fashion - Photography - Youth - 1960s - British Model - Icon - Muses
Twiggy by Allan Ballard, 1960s
Twiggy by Allan Ballard, 1960s
Twiggy by Cecil Beaton, 1968
Twiggy by Cecil Beaton, 1968
Twiggy by Brian Aris, 1994
Twiggy by Brian Aris, 1994
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bryan Adams, 2009
Twiggy by Bryan Adams, 2009
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Lewis Morley, 1965
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Lewis Morley, 1965
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Lewis Morley, 1965
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Lewis Morley, 1965
Twiggy by Mary McCartney, 1997
Twiggy by Mary McCartney, 1997
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy by McKeown, 1967
Twiggy by McKeown, 1967
Twiggy by Terry O'Neill, 1975
Twiggy by Terry O'Neill, 1975
Twiggy by McKeown, 1967
Twiggy by McKeown, 1967
Twiggy by Stan Meagher, 1966
Twiggy by Stan Meagher, 1966
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Louis Vuitton, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Louis Vuitton, 1967
Sonny, Cher, Twiggy and Justin De Villeneuve, 1967
Sonny, Cher, Twiggy and Justin De Villeneuve, 1967
Twiggy by Helmut Newton, 1967
Twiggy by Helmut Newton, 1967
Twiggy by Terry O'Neill, 1967
Twiggy by Terry O'Neill, 1967
Twiggy by Ronald Traeger, 1967
Twiggy by Ronald Traeger, 1967
Twiggy by Ronald Traeger, 1967
Twiggy by Ronald Traeger, 1967
Twiggy by Richard Avedon, 1968
Twiggy by Richard Avedon, 1968
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1970
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1970
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy Bowie/Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve, 1973
Twiggy Bowie/Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve, 1973
Twiggy and Patti Boyd by Justin de Villeneuve for Vogue, 1970
Twiggy and Patti Boyd by Justin de Villeneuve for Vogue, 1970
Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve, 1971
Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve, 1971
Twiggy by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Jeanloup Sieff, 1967
Twiggy by Jeanloup Sieff, 1967
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Gosta Peterson, 1967
Twiggy by Gosta Peterson, 1967
Twiggy by Jeanloup Sieff, 1966
Twiggy by Jeanloup Sieff, 1966
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1967
Ken Russel and Twiggy on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Ken Russel and Twiggy on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Twiggy and Ken Russel on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Twiggy and Ken Russel on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Ken Russel and Twiggy on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Ken Russel and Twiggy on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Twiggy, Christopher Gable and Ken Russel on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Twiggy, Christopher Gable and Ken Russel on the set of The Boy Friend directed by Ken Russel, photographed by David Hurn, 1970
Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy and Justin Villeneuve by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy and Justin Villeneuve by Ralph Crane, 1967
Jenny Russell, Twiggy and Diane De La Roche, 1967
Jenny Russell, Twiggy and Diane De La Roche, 1967
Julianne Moore as Twiggy by Kevin Aucoin, 2000
Julianne Moore as Twiggy by Kevin Aucoin, 2000
Twiggy by Richard Avedon, 1967
Twiggy by Richard Avedon, 1967
Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve, 1970
Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve, 1970
Twiggy by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1993
Twiggy by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1993
Twiggy by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1993
Twiggy by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1993
Twiggy by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1993
Twiggy by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1993
Twiggy and Richard Avedon, self-portrait, 1967
Twiggy and Richard Avedon, self-portrait, 1967
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy by Terry Fincher, 1966
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy at Disneyland in the US by Ralph Crane, 1967
Twiggy by McKeown, 1967
Twiggy by McKeown, 1967
Twiggy by Arnaud de Rosnay for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Arnaud de Rosnay for Vogue, 1967
Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve for, 1970
Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve for, 1970
Twiggy by Bert Stern, 1967
Twiggy by Bert Stern, 1967
Twiggy and Justin de Villeneuve, by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy and Justin de Villeneuve, by Burt Glinn, 1966
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Raymond Depardon, 1968
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy on a photoshoot by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy on a photoshoot by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy's mother, Twiggy and Justin Villeneuve by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy's mother, Twiggy and Justin Villeneuve by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Justin Villeneuve and Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy and Justin Villeneuve by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy and Justin Villeneuve by Burt Glinn, 1966
Justin Villeneuve, Twiggy's mother and Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Justin Villeneuve, Twiggy's mother and Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Burt Glinn, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Barry Lategan, 1966
Twiggy by Lesley Lawson, 1965
Twiggy by Lesley Lawson, 1965
Twiggy by Jim Gray, 1960
Twiggy by Jim Gray, 1960
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