Jean Shrimpton * The Face of the '60s

Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (born 6 November 1942 is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. She appeared on numerous covers including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time magazines. In 2012, Shrimpton was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential fashion icons of all time.She starred alongside Paul Jones in the 1967 film Privilege. Shrimpton also helped launch the miniskirt. In 1965, Shrimpton caused a sensation in Melbourne, Australia, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby wearing a white shift dress designed by Colin Rolfe which ended 10 cm (3.9 in) above her knees. She wore no hat, stockings or gloves and wore a man’s watch, which was unusual at the time. Shrimpton was unaware she would cause such reaction in the Melbourne community and media. Currently she is lvining a secluded life running a bed and breakfast inn. She was my muse.

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