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Twiggy: Forever Fabulous and Fashionable

It's all-out fashion week here on Lomography's Magazine! Today, let us all twist and shout as Twiggy, "The Face of '66," blows us away with her eternally voguish looks and style.

During her fashion reign in the ‘60s, Twiggy (born as Lesley Hornby), the world’s first and foremost supermodel, was definitely “all that” — with her androgynous haircut to-die-for, skinny figure, angelic and beautifully modeled facial features, and illustrious eyelashes, her stirring style captured the hearts of countless teenagers. And of course, fashion photographers adored her. Her spectacular rise to fame began when she was only 16 years young.

Twiggy in psychedelic technicolor:
Her wide eyes, well-sculpted jaw structure, and scarce freckles — perfect in every way!

Twiggy in stunning black and white:
Her face in monochrome pictures is as equally disarming as it is in multicolor.

Twiggy in magazine covers:
Her photographs graced various prime fashion magazines such as Journal, Seventeen, and Vogue, to name a few.

Twiggy and her faux eyelashes:
Aside from her endless legs and waif-like physique, Twiggy will always be known for her extraordinary lashes — these fancy, tiny eye-poppers may be artificial but they have become a permanent look of the 1960s. Thanks to our darling, Twiggy, here’s how she used to dramatize her lashes!

Twiggy and famous fashion photographers:
Twiggy was also photographed professionally by noted photographers such as Bert Stern, Cecil Beaton, Melvin Sokolsky, Richard Avedon, and Steven Meisel.

Twiggy © Bert Stern via mocoloco.com
Twiggy © Melvin Sokolsky via sokolsky.com
Twiggy © Ronald Traeger via npk.org.uk
Twiggy © Steven Meisel via fuckyeahstevenmeisel.tumblr.com

Twiggy and many more!
Twiggy the supermodel was not just a lady with good looks — she is a jill-of-all-trades! She proved herself as a successful actress in both film and television. She was also a recording artist. Below is a vintage video clip of her being interviewed and showing off her cutesy dance moves and modelling poses.

To date, the ever-lovely doe-eyed Miss Lesley Hornby continues with her career as a leading role model for women’s fashion and style…

Twiggy is, indeed, a living (and a very fashionable one) legend.

What other fashion icons would you like to be written about? Let us know through a comment below.

This week, Lomography Magazine is dedicated to fashion! Read our editorial articles related to fashion and submit your own Requested Posts for September 2011!

written by basterda


  1. mediabrus


    I have used Twiggy as the main inspiration for many of my fashion-shoots (as you can see in my albums). I love the look! No. 1 girl of all times!

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  2. panelomo


    twiggy lives on - nice article @basterda, more like this please :)

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  3. songyy08064492004


    my fav model><

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  4. ahandfulofdaisies


    thanks for the article, Twiggy's a rad model in her own waif-like ways. hope you can feature Francoise Hardy next! that will be beautiful, xx
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  5. tattso


    i knew it was written by you @basterda

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  6. purepaty


    what a nice article ^.^ <3

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  7. basterda


    Yay! Thanks, everyone! Haha @tattso ;)

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  8. wannabechef91


    twiggy! <3

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  9. musiekun


    Gia would be pretty cool I've written articles about her

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  10. explorette


    she is a true legend and alwayss beautiful no matter what age!

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