We’re Mod for This Groovy Late ’60s Shot of Twiggy

In 1967, Vogue captured teen model Twiggy in the ultimate wrist shot

This photo of gamine model-of-the moment Twiggy appeared in the November 1967 issue of Vogue, in a feature called “What Makes Fashion Tick: Accessories to Watch.” The budding British cultural icon wore a wool chenille jumpsuit by Pattie Tuttman for Silverworm, accessorized with a cylindrical Louis Vuitton roll bag. Her jewels—a chunky Oster for Paraphernalia chain bracelet looped around a Vacheron Constantin watch on a metal bracelet—are oversize and high-gloss, both hallmarks of mid-1960s jewelry design. As the decade wore on, the jewelry aesthetic became more rustic-feeling and nature-­inspired, a reflection of the hippie counterculture (explained in the article “Love, Mysticism, and the Hippies” in the same ­issue). The Twiggy spread, which also included a pic of the model with her trim torso wrapped in grass-green chains dripping with watch pendants, likely went to press during 1967’s storied Summer of Love, when 100,000 hippies gathered in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and kick-started a legendary youth revolution. Vogue’s editors seemed to be touting a similar zest for life when they wrote, “There’s never been a time like this for accessories. Play it for all it’s worth.”

(Bert Stern/Condé Nast via Getty)

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