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June 5, 2024

Twiggy: A British Cultural Icon and a Prominent Teenaged Model During the Swinging ’60s

Twiggy was initially known for her thin build and the androgynous appearance considered to result from her big eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair. She was named “The Face of 1966” by the Daily Express and voted British Woman of the Year.

By 1967, Twiggy had modeled in France, Japan, and the US, and had landed on the covers of Vogue and The Tatler. Her fame had spread worldwide. Take a look at these glamorous photos to see portraits of a very young Twiggy as a model in the 1960s.

Twiggy wearing a red tasseled native American style outfit and matching boots, 1965

Twiggy became synonymous with Quant’s designs during the Sixties, in particular this pink a-line dress, 1966

Twiggy posed wearing a short floral baby-doll style dress with white knitted tights and red shoes, circa 1966

Twiggy posed wearing a white shirt, knitted tie and trousers, circa 1966

Twiggy wearing a fashionable and quirky white bonnet hat which has daisies attached and also wraps round her chin, whilst she smiling at the camera, 1966

Twiggy wearing a long red wig, 1966

Twiggy wearing a long red wig, circa 1966

Twiggy wearing fashionable clothing whilst in a pose, holding up a small round ball in her hand, 1966

Twiggy wearing white gloves and a floral patterned blouse, 1966

Twiggy, December 1966

Twiggy in a long-sleeved and wide-legged jumpsuit, Vogue, November 15, 1967

Twiggy in a white knit sleeveless turtleneck and orange cords, 1967

Twiggy in a white mac, 1967

Twiggy in knit popcorn sweater, 1967

Twiggy in red ribbed wool chenille cropped jumpsuit by Pattie Tuttman for Silverworm with a watch on each wrist, both by Crocker, Hansen gloves and a Amish felt hat by Tally H, US Vogue, November 1967

Twiggy in striped handknit sleeveless dress, 1967

Twiggy is wearing lacy knit mini dress, 1967

Twiggy modeling Sant’Angelo bangle-harnessed mini-dress with gilt link belt by Saint Laurent for Colony, watches by Rolex and Omega, Hausfeld pearl natural mink tails, US Vogue, November 1967

Twiggy playing bumper cars at the Bertram Mills Circus, London, England, 1967

Twiggy stands wearing a fur jumpsuit with a plastic Sam Browne belt and Snoopy canvas cap, Vogue, November 15, 1967

Twiggy stands wearing a red sleeveless cocktail dress, 1967

Twiggy wearing a fashionable blue knitted cardigan and skirt, as she poses on a balcony, 1967

Twiggy wearing a fashionable yellow collared outfit with a multi-colored floral tie, posing for the camera in a studio against a brightly colored purple backdrop, 1967

Twiggy wearing a knitted yellow top and blue trousers, 1967

Twiggy wearing a lavender fluffy marabou feather jumpsuit with ostrich feathers around the neckline, by Gregory, with pink solitaire earrings by Mimi di N, Vogue, November 15, 1967

Twiggy wearing a white jumper as she poses among wild flowers, 1967

Twiggy wearing a yellow ensemble by Gregory, Vogue, November 15, 1967

Twiggy wearing a yellow shirt, scarf and mini skirt and flat Mary Jane shoes, 1967

Twiggy wears a black-and-green wool chenille Patti Tuttman for Silverworm jumpsuit, Vogue, November 15, 1967

Twiggy wears a pink and white chevron striped bikini whilst holding a white crochet shawl and wearing a wig on a beach beside the Mediterranean sea, circa 1967

Twiggy wears a Sant’Angelo suede dress with circular bangles adorned with Movado, Giraud Perregaux, Glycine, International of Schaffhausen watches, wrist watch Patek Philippe with Tiffany strap and red plastic earrings, Vogue, November 1967

Twiggy wears a sequined jumpsuit by Gene Shelly for Boutique International, in black with multicolored sleeves, Vogue, 1967

Twiggy with braid hairpiece attachment, 1967

Twiggy, coat by Emeric Partos, paint by Giorgio Sant’ Angelo, New York, April 14, 1967

Twiggy, hair design by Gordon, Vogue, June 1967

Twiggy, in close-up, wearing a blue velveteen top trimmed with matching marabou feathers, Vogue, November 15, 1967

Twiggy, photo by Bert Stern, New York, 1967

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