Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sixties Star - Twiggy !

60s supermodel Twiggy Lawson!
Sixties Star - Twiggy !

Nigel Daves noticed Twiggy Lawson in 1966. She is currently working in a hairdressing salon. She was very young. At 16, she weighed 41 kg . By following the advice of Nigel Daves, she chose to take to his nickname childhood nickname, Twiggy ( "twig"). She landed in New York in March 1967. Due to be associated with the creations of Mary Quant, Twiggy became very quickly known in the fashion world and a symbol of Swinging London. So at that time the trend was for dummies fleshy with haircuts women's classic Twiggy look was androgynous.

After many years of modelling, Twiggy retired, claiming "You can't be a clothes hanger for your entire life!" She embarked on an award-winning acting and singing career, including Ken Russell's 1971 film version of Sandy Wilson's musical, The Boy Friend, for which she won two Golden Globe Awards. Since then she has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, including My One and Only and as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, opposite Robert Powell, in a 1981 television production. In 1976, Twiggy signed to Mercury records and released the albums Twiggy and Please Get My Name Right, discs that contained both pop and country tunes. Twiggy sold very well, peaking on the UK charts at no.33, and gave Twiggy a silver disc for good sales. The album contains Twiggy's top twenty hit single, "Here I Go Again" and "Please Get My Name Right" made it to no.35 in 1977.

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