Style Icons of the 60’s: 4 Role Models

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The 60’s are considered to be the era of changes in fashion. Heels became taller, skirts and dresses-shorter. Women, in general, felt more free to choose styles of clothing. Frank mini-skirts, cropped tops, bikinis - all this became available in the 60’s. It was the very time when style icons arose. Their images are copied even in the modern world. So, we decided to tell you about the most stylish beauties of the 60’s.


The girl's real name is Lesley Hornby, but she was known throughout the world as Twiggy. Thanks to the trendy haircut and the piercing gaze of her huge eyes, the girl once woke up famous. We can say that it was Twiggy who introduced the trend for short hairstyles. After all, women all over the world lined up in hairdressing salons in order to get the same haircut. Twiggy was one of the greatest fashion muses, her image is even captured in the Andy Warhol’s works.

However, not only the epic hairstyle made Leslie Hornby famous. It is believed that the girl received the pseudonym Twiggy because of her thinness. The model weighed only 40 kilograms and had a boyish figure. The girl didn’t make any efforts in order to lose weight, and explained her thinness by the features of her physique. Pretty soon, this type of figure also became fashionable. Many girls, trying to get closer to the parameters of the model, starved themselves, while fainting. This aspiration is called Twiggy Syndrome.

One of the most famous models of the 60’s has also become a real beauty icon. Pale lips, false eyelashes, light eye shadows - this is the makeup that thousands of girls around the world have tried and are trying to repeat. Twiggy invented this makeup by herself, and her children's doll served as inspiration. “I used to do my own make-up. I used to have this doll that had those big eyelashes on the top and bottom, and I think I copied her when I was doing my eyes, putting false eyelashes on the bottom as well as the top. So I came up with that look myself”, the model said in interviews more than once.

Jane Birkin

The image of Jane will forever remain in the history of fashion.  For example, it was this girl who brought fashion for short dresses and skirts to Paris. The actress skillfully combined mini with outerwear without a deep V and shoes without heels. A white T-shirt with flared trousers is also a find by Jane Birkin.  Her looks were so expressive that they immediately became trends.

It was very hard for the model to find the right bag, so she often went with a straw basket. So, the basket became part of Jane’s unique look. There is another amazing story related to the bag. In 1984, Jane was sitting on the plane with the Hermès chairman. In conversation, the girl complained that she couldn’t choose a leather bag for walking, and described how she would like to see the accessory. Soon, the dream bag was delivered directly to Jane's house.

Hermès Birkin

Sometimes Jane loved to bully. Once, her outing in a sheer dress caused a sensation. Also, the famous model loved T-shirts and plus-size shirts, worn on a naked body.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey's style is an entire era in the fashion world. The actress skillfully demonstrated exquisite taste not only in films, but also in life. It was the 60’s when Audrey’s closest collaboration with Hubert Givenchy fell. The famous fashion designer clearly had a hand in shaping the Audrey Hepburn’s iconic style. The most famous screen look created by Audrey in the 60’s is the black floor-length dress without sleeves, long gloves, a high hairstyle and diamonds. In this description, you can easily recognize Holly Golightly - the heroine of the famous film "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It is this image that many women so often try to repeat.

In everydaylife, Audrey Hepburn preferred turtlenecks, ballet flats, cropped pants and funny hats.

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is called the symbol of France of the 60’s. Seductive voice, full lips, sloppy styling - Brigitte proved that natural beauty can attract no worse than glamor. The Brigitte’s voluminous hairstyle immediately became a cult and was called “babette”.

In the 60’s, rounded eyes were on-trend. Brigitte preferred to draw black eyelines with a raised tip. In order to achieve a sensual lip volume, the actress used a nude pencil.

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