Twiggy: A Life in Photographs

‘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 recognised 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, Melvin Sokolsky, Bert Stern, 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).

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27cm x 22cm




Art and Photography


Hardie Grant Books


01 April 2010


National Portrait Gallery