The face of 1966
“At sixteen, I was a funny, skinny little thing, all eyelashes and legs. And then, suddenly people told me it was gorgeous. I thought they had gone mad.” – Twiggy
Yesterday was the birthday of Lesley Lawson née Hornby, more popularly known as ‘Twiggy’. This style icon, famous for her pixie haircut, large eyes, long eyelashes and slight physique, has graced the covers of famous magazines such as Vogue. Her modelling career lasted four years, when she retired in 1970 she was quoted as saying, “You can’t be a clothes hanger for your entire life!” After Twiggy retired she went on to become an actress and started her series, Twiggy’s people where she interviewed various celebrities. She is currently a judge on the popular reality tv show America’s Next Top Model.
The following pictures show Twiggy during the height of the her modelling career, she was most definitely the epitome of mod fashion: