TWIGGY by Twiggy


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TWIGGY by Twiggy. First 1975 printing of the iconic Twiggy’s own account of her rise to ‘gawky,’ ‘knock-kneed, pigeon-toed’ youth-culture glory. Lesley (Hornby) Lawson’s early rise to fame and fortune as teen sensation, cultural icon, and era-defining model detailed in her best-selling autobiography. Parodied as “Icky” in contemporary comic strips, derided and complimented in the same breath, the mild-mannered and mostly un-scandalous Twiggy endured the projections and fantasies of a frantic multinational press corps and the adoration of a teen army thrilled to learn that extreme youth was no longer a burden but an aspirational quality: that teenagers were, for the first time, at the center of the fashion world and the center of the universe. Original yellow cloth with silver-stamped spine. Rose endpapers. In original price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 156 pages. Gift inscription dated year of publication to front endpaper.

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