Miss Marianne Faithfull:

Miss Marianne Faithfull:
(Born December 29, 1946; Capricorn) - Songs she inspired: She Smiled Sweetly, Let's Spend The Night Together, She's Like A Rainbow, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got The Blues, 100 Years Ago, Winter

Miss Anita Pallenberg:

Miss Anita Pallenberg:
(Born January 25 or April 6, 1942) - Songs she inspired: You Got The Silver, Sister Morphine (words by Marianne), Wild Horses, Coming Down Again, Angie, Beast Of Burden, All About You

Friday, December 4, 2009

THE Bird of Bailey's Britain: Jean Shrimpton


Jean Shrimpton wasn't just a model; she was THE model in the early to mid 1960's Britain.  She appeared in Vogue countless times and was paid the then-extravagant sum of $67 per hour.  She was the muse of legendary London photog and John French protégé David Bailey, to whom she was engaged (they never married).  In his book Birth Of The Cool, Bailey photographs many lovely 'birds of Britain' - Catherine Deneuve, Sue Murray, Penelope Tree - but the one model who appears constantly is Jean.  I haven't even included all the pictures of her (will probably save them for a Jean part 2 post).  With her lissome, doe-eyed beauty, she paved the way for future-comer Twiggy, and was nothing sort of a sensation and fashion pioneer.  I typically write my paragraph at the end of a post, but in this case, I think I should let the photos speak for themselves. 

Is that not one of the most enviable coats ever?

With Cecil Beaton:

All photos by David Bailey, scanned by me from his book Birth Of The Cool

22 comments:

Michelle said...

I think Jean Shrimpton was quite literally one of the stunning women of all time. She had a classy, timeless beauty about her, and was about as close to perfection as one comes! xo.

gloria j said...

wow. i wish people still dressed like that. or more people atleast. great clothes

biba_46 said...

These pictures are amazing. I LOVE you blog!
xoxo

Lovely Leti said...

The gorgeous Shrimp! Lovely pics you got there! She was so beautiful and always looked fabulous! An icon i respect and admire! Peace! Have a nice weekend, darling!

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous scans, Leith!
Jean was/is one of greatest models of the time. And Bailey captured her like no other.

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All is about fashion and we can note the best initiative: she always knew the "legendary" issue, and most of the producers did the best effort to released that. j23j

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