Meet Twiggy: The Ageless Icon Still Inspiring Fashion at 74

Yes, you read that right. Twiggy, the iconic model who changed the fashion industry with her youthful style, is now 74 years old and still as captivating as ever. In a recent interview, she fondly recalled the moment that defined her career and her signature look – the famous pixie cut.

Back in the Swinging Sixties, Twiggy was a young aspiring model looking for a breakthrough. Despite being told that she was too short for the industry, she was determined to make her mark. It was during a visit to London’s House of Leonard that everything changed.

Unbeknownst to Twiggy, she would meet the renowned British stylist Leonard Lewis, who was looking for models to try out his new crop haircut. Although she had never intended to cut her hair short, she found herself in a posh salon too shy to decline.

“I went in to have it shampooed and set, and Leonard saw me,” Twiggy recalled in a podcast interview. “He said, ‘Let me do my new haircut on you.’ I hesitated for a moment but being in that Mayfair salon, I was too shy to refuse, so I nodded.”

And the rest, as they say, is history. Twiggy sat in Lewis’ chair for seven hours as he expertly transformed her long locks into the iconic pixie cut. The hairstyle emphasized her big blue eyes, which she enhanced with mascara on her lower eyelashes.

The moment that changed everything was captured by British photographer Barry Lategan, and the photos were featured in the Daily Express with the headline “Twiggy – The Face of ’66.” Overnight, Twiggy became a sensation, a symbol of mod fashion and the epitome of the swinging sixties.

But Twiggy’s influence didn’t stop there. She became the first celebrity to inspire a Barbie doll, cementing her status as a fashion icon. Over the years, she continued to push boundaries and explore new opportunities. She ventured into acting, starring in films like “The Boy Friend” and “Club Paradise.” She even released an album, showcasing her singing talent.

Despite all her achievements, Twiggy cherishes her biggest success – her bond with her daughter Carly. As a single mother, she made sure to prioritize her family above everything else. Now a grandmother, Twiggy reflects on the close relationship she shares with Carly and the memories they’ve created together.

As Twiggy approaches her 74th birthday, she continues to inspire and make a mark in the fashion world. She remains an ambassador for L’Oréal and collaborates with various brands as a designer. And in her latest endeavor, she hosts her own podcast called “Tea with Twiggy,” where she has intimate conversations with her famous friends.

Twiggy’s story is a testament to the power of embracing change and taking risks. Her iconic pixie cut became a symbol of individuality and self-expression, and it continues to inspire women of all ages. So, whether you’re reminiscing about the Swinging Sixties or considering a daring hairstyle of your own, let Twiggy be a reminder that age should never hold you back from embracing your unique style.


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