She shot to global fame at the tender age of 16, when her doe eyes and long legs propelled her to become the face of the 1960s.
Fast-forward 50 years and Twiggy’s still very much in fashion and she’s keen to prove it.
At 66, the model’s career is still booming and she’s celebrated by designing a range full of clothes for women of all ages that are sure to help mature women stay on trend without looking like mutton dressed as lamb.
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Twiggy, 66, who became an icon of the Sixties, proves her career is still going strong as she unveils a fashion range to celebrate her 50 years in the industry
Twiggy’s 15th collection for high street retailer M&S is inspired by her own style and is devoted to making women look and feel great.
‘My new spring collection is a continuation of what we’ve been designing over the last four years,’ she told us.
‘My main objective is to produce a range of stylish, affordable, fun, well made clothes for every woman. I’m very particular about fabric and cut as well as the actual design. I think the new spring collection is also very wearable, whatever age you are.’
The spring collection taps into key trends – such as all things tribal with paint brush print shirts and khaki jackets – as well as the Seventies with lots of brown suede and tassel totes.
Twiggy says she adores biker jackets and this one was the leader in the spring collection. ‘Bikers are so on trend and flattering; it’ll become an old friend,’ she says of her £199 design
Twiggy says her range has been designed with women of all ages in mind but for those mature ladies aiming to look youthful and remain elegant she says it’s good to find a style that suits you and you feel comfortable with
Despite being 66 herself, Twiggy maintains that her collection is designed for women of all ages.
‘As I always say: I don’t believe in clothes ageism,’ she added.
So what are her top tips for looking youthful but still remaining elegant? ‘I think it’s good to find a style that suits you and you feel comfortable with; no one wants to be a fashion victim,’ she said.
‘But it’s also fun to experiment with new things – so be brave. I recently gave a friend a pair of my skinny jeans – as she swore she couldn’t wear them – and she absolutely loved them and has found a whole new look.’
The spring collection is tribal in style with paint brush print shirts and trousers, khaki leather jackets and tassel totes, as well as more classic dresses in muted hues of navy and black
Busy Twiggy has also managed to cram in other ventures alongside her design duties, including filming documentaries and a few acting projects
Twiggy, who cites her ultimate career highlight as starring on Broadway in 1980, has certainly proven that you can sustain a career.
Whilst Twiggy admits she feels ‘very fortunate’ for her diverse career, she isn’t stopping yet.
As well as her design duties, she has also managed to cram in other ventures, including filming documentaries and a few acting projects, too.
‘I’d also love to do another album – my last one “Romantically Yours” was a joy to record being songs from the Thirties, Forties and Sixties,’ she said.