Twiggy has admitted that she originally didn't want the haircut that made her famous as she had been growing out her locks.
Twiggy originally didn't want the haircut that made her famous.
The star was a 16-year-old called Lesley Hornby when she had her hair cut by Leonard of Mayfair and her picture taken by a professional photographer, and although Twiggy didn't want the experimental cut, it completely changed her life after a fashion reporter saw the picture on the wall and featured her in an article as The Face of '66.
Speaking on Jessie Ware's 'Table Manners podcast', she explained: ''I went in to have it shampooed and set and Leonard saw me and he said, 'Let me do my new haircut on you'. I'd been growing my hair.
''For a moment I kind of went, 'I don't know whether I want my hair cut'. But I was in this very posh salon in Mayfair so I was a bit too shy to say I don't want it done, and I kind of nodded.
''The nickname Twiggy... my boyfriend's brother used to call me to annoy me. Once it was written in the paper it went stupid and within six months I was in Paris.''
Meanwhile, Twiggy, 70 - whose real name is Dame Lesley Lawson - previously admitted she doesn't think the fashion industry will ever shift its focus from ''slimness'', despite a commitment to using a variety of body shapes in campaigns in recent times.
Asked if the fashion industry needs to focus on women of all shapes and sizes, she said: ''Well, it has, hasn't it, there are so many more ads now. It's the same with older models, they're using middle-aged and older women in commercials.
''I don't think the high fashion industry will ever go completely away from slimness but I think other parts of the industry have started to use different shapes and sizes, and I think they should.''
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