Twiggy launching 'Twiggy Tights' at the Ritz Hotel, 1969.


Twiggy launching 'Twiggy Tights' at the Ritz Hotel, 1969.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


A photograph of the model Twiggy, real name Lesley Hornby (1949-) at the Ritz Hotel in London to promote the launch of 'Twiggy Tights', taken by Goodway for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 January, 1969. Twiggy was discovered in a hairdreser's in 1966, when she was sixteen. The world's first supermodel, Twiggy's face and naturally waif-like figure epitomised the era. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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