Friday Fashion Flash

2nd December: Leonard Lewis and Twiggy

Week all been a bit much? Are your style batteries seriously drained? Never fear, we’ll be bringing you a to-die-for fashion moment from the archives every Friday to inspire you anew…

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2nd December: Leonard Lewis and Twiggy

Leonard Lewis, the man who launched Twiggy’s career by chopping off her hair, died this week. ‘Leonard of Mayfair’ cut the manes of everyone from Faye Dunaway to the Rolling Stones and President Kennedy at his five-storey salon in London’s Upper Grosvenor Street. Twiggy’s initial reaction to her radical ‘do: “someone said it makes me look like a Luftwaffe pilot.”

Location: Swinging London
Date: 9th March 1966

 

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25th November: Let ‘Em Eat Cake
Christmas party season is happening, ready or not. But could there ever have been a more decadent bash than John Galliano’s ‘Let ‘Em Eat Cake’ couture show for Dior? Inspired by Art Nouveau and iconic aristo, the Marchesa Casati, the finale saw John and his supermodel flock covered in a shower of pastel confetti cut into the shape of butterflies.

Location: Opera Garnier, Paris
Date: Spring/summer 1998

 

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18th November: Diane Kruger
Guess who? Hint: you probably won’t be able to.
But the lady lounging about in a cosy Katherine Hamnett faux fur in this shoot from our very own Marie Claire fashion archives is none other than Diane Kruger. But she wasn’t called that 20 years ago. Oh no. As a 20-year-old jobbing model, she was known as Diane Heidkrüger. You can definitely tell fashion-icon-status was in her future…

Location: On location, shot by Thierry Le Goues
Date: Autumn/winter 1996

 

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11th November: Fashion Styles on the Streets of Manhattan
Newsflash – street style didn’t start with The Sartorialist. Nope, here’s the 1970s version, from a newspaper feature called ‘Fashion Styles on the Streets of Manhattan.’ The floor-length fur (with extra fur trim)…the fedora…the small matching dog…Could this be any more how we want to look now it’s freezing? But with faux fur, naturally.

Location: Manhattan street
Date: 17th January 1972

 

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4th November: Diana, Princess of Wales
The checks, the oversized rounded shoulders, the cinched-in corset belt…why, this could be straight off the Isabel Marant catwalk. But no model could ever wear a blanket coat (and matching two-tone hat) with the panache of the queen of hearts…

Location: The Cutter Vigilant ship naming, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Date: December 1988

 

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28th October: Siouxsie Sioux
If you’re looking for some Halloween inspiration, may we remind you of the fashionistas’ favourite goth of all time, Siouxsie Sioux. Forget blood-stained brides and skeletons – what could be spookier and sexier than black-lipped, star-eyed Siouxsie and her monochrome outfits?

Location: Track Records office, London
Date: 1976

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