Watch Out! It’s Twiggy in a Swinging ’60s Timepiece-Covered Dress



Emblematic of London’s Swinging ’60s style scene, British model Twiggy (real name Lesley Hornby) became an overnight sensation in the United States in 1967, thanks to three covers and fashion spreads for Vogue, including this iconic image by Bert Stern. Here, she shows off the oversize timepieces of the era, donning a gray suede Giorgio di Sant’Angelo dress with circular hardware down to there adorned by watches from Movado, Girard-Perregaux, Glycine and IWC Schaffhausen, plus a Patek Philippe watch with a Tiffany bracelet on her wrist. Vogue called her “a heroine for her time.” A stark contrast to the hourglass figures of the ’50s, Twiggy perfectly represented ’60s minimalist fashion, boyish shapes, and mod jewelry. (Her red plastic earrings are also by Sant’Angelo.) “What happened to me in the ’60s was amazing, but I almost had nothing to do with it,” she told Marks & Spencer, for which she currently designs clothing and beauty collections. “I learned to model and I loved it.” 

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