In the mid 60s at 16 years of age, Twiggy became internationally known as the world’s first supermodel. Her photographic modelling success epitomised the age. She is now a writer, singer, actress, designer, presenter, producer and activist, and continues to model, including on the covers of Vogue and Tatler.
Twiggy became a successful actress in film, stage and television, beginning her acting career by starring in Ken Russell’s film The Boyfriend, for which she won two Golden Globe® awards: most promising newcomer and best actress in a musical.
Twiggy was a guest judge on the top US reality series America’s Next Top Model opposite the show’s creator Tyra Banks.
Twiggy is an ardent supporter of animal welfare and is an anti-fur campaigner. She is also known for her support of breast cancer research groups.
As a designer, Twiggy has her own successful clothing line for HSN in the US and an exclusive range of clothing for M&S online.
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‘Over my career I’ve had the privilege of working with many great photographers, and I’ve learned to understand the importance of the relationship with the person behind the camera. I’m constantly amazed at the different aspects of my character they choose to reveal.’ This stunning collection of photographs explores Twiggy’s extraordinary life in front of the camera. Launched with a famous haircut by Leonard and photographs by Barry Lategan in 1966, Twiggy was the world’s first supermodel. For the next four years she helped define ‘Swinging London’ and she remains today an internationally recognized name and face. In her own words, Twiggy describes the distinguished photographers with whom she has collaborated – including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Douglas Kirkland, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Norman Parkinson, Jeanloup Sieff, Melvin Sokolsky, Bert Stern, Ronal Traeger, Solve Sundsbo, Brian Aris, Bryan Adams and many others – and her memories of working with them. Published to celebrate her 60th birthday, this beautiful book documents her life through photographs. With over 100 illustrations, including works from the National Portrait Gallery, London and many private collections, it also features Twiggy’s personal selection of photographs, snapshots and memorabilia. An illustrated chronology traces highlights in her career, including her starring role in Ken Russell’s film “The Boy Friend” (1971), for which she was awarded two Golden Globes, and her Tony-award-nominated appearance in the Broadway musical “My One and Only” (1983-4).
PUBLICATION DATE: September 2009
When we reach our forties, something changes. Suddenly nothing – hair, skin, body shape – looks quite the way it used to. And it’s a myth to think that by using Botox, working out religiously and wearing skinny jeans you’re going to fool people into thinking you’re thirty. Nothing can stop the ageing process. But that doesn’t mean that you have to start wearing a twin set, cutting your hair and donning sensible shoes. You can find a new kind of beauty and a new way of being confident – why shouldn’t forty, fifty or sixty be as beautiful as twenty or thirty in a different way? Twiggy is as beautiful in her fifties as she was in her twenties, and has maintained her style and fabulousness without the aid of any plastic surgery. Women everywhere look at her as a role model and think ‘Maybe I can look like that’. And now, with this practical guide containing hundreds of tips, you can …
PUBLISHER: Michael Joseph
PUBLICATION DATE: September 2008