Twiggy remains a fashion icon with any slim young thing who sports short hair and liberal eye shadow inevitably pegged as “Twiggy-like”. Here is our selection of some iconic and some hard to find Twiggy images.
Twiggy is Lesley Lawson’s nickname. Her style was a product of designer Mr. Leonard imagination. At the age of 17 she got appointment at House of Leonard in Mayfair, when Leonard offered to pay for her pictures if she would model a new style he had in mind. He dyed her hair blonde, and gave her a crop that was even shorter than Vidal Sassoon’s daring five-point cut.
The 1966 hair appointment made by Twiggy’s agent at the House of Leonard salon was to become one of the most iconic cuts ever. Mr Leonard himself, who at the time had Vidal Sassoon and his signature five-point cut hot on his hairdressing heels, wanted to practice a new shorter, extreme crop.
Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, became synonymous with the look of London in the 1960s. A gamine haircut she got at the age of 16 jump-started her career, and eventually the cut, along with her long eyelashes and skinny limbs, led the Daily Express, to declare her the “Face of ’66.” The rest is history.
Twiggy and Swedish model nicknamed ‘Crumb’, 1967.
With fellow model and style icon Peggy Moffitt.
with her then boyfriend and manager Justin De Villeneuve, in 1967.
Shot for one of her Vogue covers.
Vogue makes Twiggy the the face of 1960s flower power as their June 1967 cover girl.
Sara Crichton-Stuart and Twiggy, wearing pantsuits by Simon Massey,1966.
1971, with director Ken Russell, on the set of The Boy Friend. It follows that his version of Sandy Wilson’s 1950’s musical about the 1920’s, “The Boy Friend,” is not so much an adaptation as almost total transformation — honorable transformation.
In an automat cafeteria, surrounded by fans wearing masks of her own face in New York.
Twiggy and Patrick Macnee from the sixties spy-fi British television series The Avengers.
The images belong to a promo event at Teddington Studios, London in 1967 to show off new designs for The Avengers by Pierre Cardin and Alun Hughes. Patrick MacNee, Diana Rigg, and others posed for Photographer Terry O’Neil.
Twiggi in 1970.