’60s Icon Twiggy Turns 60

Twiggy in Sandy Wilson's musical 'The Boy Friend', directed by Ken Russell, 1971

Twiggy is a name synonymous with the word, model and was, well before we were dropping first names like Linda, Christy and Naomi around the House of {insert your favourite label here…}.

Twiggy Lawson (née Lesley Hornby) was an icon of the Swinging ’60s. She turned 60 recently – and still looks spectacular.

Twiggy: A Life in Photographs is an exhibition running at the National Portrait Gallery in London until next March. The NPG will be publishing a book under the same title, this September.

Twiggy, in 2000

Watch these slide shows for more great images: Telegraph UK, NPG, Sky News.

I’ll be featuring a couple of other great fashion exhibitions coming this Fall on both sides of the Atlantic, in future posts. Stay tuned for those.

Top image of Twiggy in Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boy Friend, directed by Ken Russell, 1971, courtesy of Sky News.

Bottom image of Twiggy, in 2000, courtesy of Telegraph UK.

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