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August 25, 2016

30 Stunning Color Photographs of the "Queen of Mod" Peggy Moffitt in the 1960s

Though her unique look has now become iconic of the 60s fashion scene, Peggy Moffitt began her a career as an actress, beginning with an uncredited role in the 1955 film You're Never Too Young. She first began modeling in Paris in the 1950s.

During the 1960s, she developed a signature style, including false eyelashes and heavy eye makeup. Her hairstyle, an asymmetrical bowl cut, created by Vidal Sassoon, became known as the "five point". Her unique look became an icon of the 1960s fashion scene.

Moffitt and her husband photographer William Claxton collaborated with fashion designer Rudi Gernreich for many years. The three became "a dynamic and inseparable trio." “Without Rudi I would have been a gifted and innovative model,” explained Moffitt in The Rudi Gernreich Book. “Without me he would have been an avant-garde designer of genius. We made each other better. We were each other’s catalyst... It was fun, it was invigorating, it was a true collaboration, and yes, it was love.” Moffit was later described as his muse.


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