With her unusual face and asymmetrical haircut, Peggy Moffit became one of the hottest models in the British fashion circuit. Her makeup was heavily inspired by the Japanese Kabuki style, and her extreme fashions made her stand out from the crowd, not to mention her famous monokini bathing suit that made international headlines.
Moffit collaborated closely with designer Rudi Gernreich and later acquired the legal rights to all his designs. With that, she arranged for his work to be exhibited in a show called The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s Pacific Design Center.
Veruschka von Lehndorff's modeling journey is marked by remarkable milestones. After being discovered in Italy, she embarked on a global adventure, collaborating with prestigious agencies like Ford Agency in New York City. However, it was her role in the iconic 1966 film "Blow-Up" that thrust her into the spotlight, cementing her status as a fashion icon.
Decades later, Veruschka defied age norms and returned to the runway, captivating audiences once again. At 71 years old, she graced Giles Deacon's line during London Fashion Week in October 2012. Continuing to inspire, she made a memorable appearance in Acne Studios' Resort 2018 lookbook, proving that her timeless allure transcends generations.
Donyale Luna was discovered in 1963 outside the Fisher Building in Detroit by British photographer David McCabe. She was immediately whisked off to New York City, where she found massive success, eventually venturing also into movies, mostly in Europe. Luna tragically passed away due to struggles with illegal substances in 1979. She was 33.
The model and actress also served as a muse for legendary artist Salvador Dali. As the first African American cover girl, she left a lasting legacy. Donyale Luna's ethereal beauty and enigmatic presence captivated the fashion world, inspiring future generations of diverse models. Her collaboration with Salvador Dali immortalized her as a symbol of artistic expression and cultural significance.
We would not have the famous Twiggy if it were not for Pattie Boyd, who is known to be the model who actually inspired the funky 60s look. The model was a staple of British Vogue covers but probably gained more fame from being in the middle of the most famous love triangle in rock history between George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
Boyd took to photography in her years after modeling, capturing some striking images of some of the 60s "rock gods." Her photographs have been exhibited, and her most recently in 2008 in Sydney, Australia. What a legend she has been.
Penelope Tree was one of the many models that found their way into the electrifying rock n roll circuit of the 1960s. But before that, she was a subject of Diane Arbus's captivating photographic projects at just 13 years of age.
But it was at Truman Capote's famous Black and White Ball in 1966 that people started to take notice of and she ultimately found fame as a popular supermodel. Tree married South African musician Ricky Fataar and shares two kids with him. After her split from Fataar, she got involved with renowned psycho-analyst Stuart MacFarlane, with whom she shares one child.