Fashion Icons: Twiggy

15 Jun


Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, was but a teenager when her name became  synonymous with the mod 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, an English newspaper, to declare her the “Face of ’66.”  The prediction proved true; within that year, the London native came out with  her first line of branded clothes and her first pop single. A Twiggy Barbie was  released the following year. And she hasn’t slowed down since: her career in  music, television, publishing, activism (animal welfare and breast  cancer), film and theater — and, of course, modeling — has continued  unabated for more than four decades. Each of Twiggy’s projects may be impressive  on its own, but her influence is in their sum: her fame was a harbinger of the  modern-day supermodels, most especially those who went on to have successes  beyond modeling.


Ladies, I’m sure that most of you know that all fashion is cyclical; nothing is never new. So that short-cropped cut that so many of you are rocking, pay homage to the original, Twiggy.



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