STYLE & BEAUTY
09/19/2018 05:53 EDT | Updated 10/12/2018 13:21 EDT

40 Photos Of Twiggy's Style, From '60s Mod To Now

A glamorous look back at the model's fashion through the years.

Before Linda, Naomi, Christy, Claudia and Tatiana, there was Twiggy. 

Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, was one of the defining faces of London’s swinging ’60s and is widely considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. At 15, she met a hairdresser named Nigel Davies (now known as Justin de Villeneuve), who gave Hornby her signature boyish haircut. Davies called the then-teenager Twigs because of her waifish frame, though it was a 1966 article in The Daily Express that described her as Twiggy.

By the time she was 17, Twiggy was one of the most famous faces in the world and went on to grace the covers of magazines like Vogue and Tatler. She even found some success as a singer ― she released a single called “Beautiful Dreams” in 1967 ― was nominated for a Tony Award in 1983, and also went on to act in various film and TV roles. 

On Sept. 19, the supermodel celebrates her 69th birthday. As our way of showing our appreciation for Twiggy’s effect on the fashion world, we’re looking back at her style through the years. 

Below, check out some of Twiggy’s most iconic looks, from her classic ’60s shift dresses to her ’80s glam style, her relaxed, menswear-inspired ’90s wardrobe and everything in between.

  • Undated
    Undated
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    An undated photo of Twiggy wearing a head scarf and velvet suit. 
  • 1966
    1966
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    The model poses outdoors in 1966. 
  • 1966
    1966
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    Twiggy wears 1920s-style fashions.
  • 1966
    1966
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    Twiggy boards an aircraft at London's Heathrow Airport, bound for Tunisia on an export drive for Berkertex.
  • 1966
    1966
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    Twiggy models a transparent plastic halter neck dress while standing on a car.
  • 1966
    1966
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    Twiggy models flared trousers and a sleeveless top in a photographer's studio.
  • 1967
    1967
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    Twiggy models a shirt dress amid posters of her previous work.
  • 1967
    1967
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    Twiggy, then 17, wears a hooded minidress in London.
  • 1967
    1967
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    Twiggy launches The Twiggy Look Collection.
  • 1967
    1967
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    The model with rail of "Twiggy Clothes."
  • 1967
    1967
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    Twiggy poses with bumper cars at the Bertram Mills Circus.
  • 1967
    1967
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    Twiggy attends the CBS "Model of the Year" Pageant at CBS Studios in New York City.
  • 1968
    1968
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    Twiggy wears a dress from her "Twiggy" label.
  • 1968
    1968
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    The model arrives at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1970
    1970
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    Twiggy wears a knit baby-doll dress with a ribbed bodice by Juliano Knits with thigh-high socks, a choker by Mary Smith and braids by Edith Imre.
  • 1970
    1970
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    Twiggy wears a short, leopard-print tunic dress with slashed sleeves by Bill Tice for Royal Robes.
  • 1971
    1971
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    This outfit was featured in the Ken Russell film "The Boy Friend," which starred Twiggy.
  • 1967
    1967
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    Twiggy disembarks from an aircraft in a red suede velvet outfit.
  • 1973
    1973
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    An undated portrait of the model.
  • 1976
    1976
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    Model and actress Twiggy in London.
  • 1981
    1981
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    Twiggy attends A Gift of Music Concert Benefit at Metromedia Square in Los Angeles.
  • 1983
    1983
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    The model outside her Hollywood home.
  • 1983
    1983
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    Twiggy at the Gershwin Theater in New York City.
  • 1993
    1993
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    The model during the world premiere of "The Remains of the Day" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California.
  • 1994
    1994
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    Twiggy and husband Leigh Lawson at the eighth annual American Comedy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
  • 1999
    1999
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    Twiggy posing on the sidewalk in a relaxed outfit.
  • 2003
    2003
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    Twiggy attends the Evening Standard British Film Awards in 2003 at The Savoy in London.
  • 2007
    2007
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    The supermodel celebrates the redesigned Marks & Spencer store on Oxford Street in London.
  • 2008
    2008
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    Twiggy arrives at the Elle Style Awards at The Westway in London. 
  • 2008
    2008
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    The model attends the "Bill Gibb: Fashion and Fantasy" book launch at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London. 
  • 2009
    2009
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    Twiggy and model Agyness Deyn at "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
  • 2010
    2010
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    Models Twiggy and Erin O'Connor attend the Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010 womenswear show at the Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art in London.
  • 2012
    2012
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    Twiggy arrives at the Gala Press Night performance of "Viva Forever" at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.
  • 2012
    2012
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    Twiggy attends the Stella McCartney ready-to-wear spring/summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week.
  • 2014
    2014
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    Twiggy attends the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum.
  • 2014
    2014
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    Twiggy attends the VIP preview day of the Chelsea Flower Show at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.
  • 2016
    2016
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    The model attends the Vogue 100 Gala Dinner at the East Albert Lawn in Kensington Gardens in London.
  • 2017
    2017
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    The model at the preview party for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
  • 2018
    2018
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    Twiggy attends a special screening of "My Generation" at BFI Southbank in London.
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