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Twiggy (Foale and Tuffin Fashion)

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1966 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Copyright Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's

  • Museum number:

    PH.975-1978

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a the model, Twiggy, in a light coloured, long sleeved minidress. She stands on top of a cabinet, next to a bed, steadying herself against the top of the bed frame.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (photographed)

Date

1966 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm, Width: 19.8 cm

Object history note

Beaton launched his career as a ‘society’ photographer in 1926 with an exhibition in London which won him an immediate contract with Vogue, where he worked for the next thirty years. His style was inspired by figures such as E.O. Hoppe, Edward Steichen and Baron de Meyer, the most successful magazine photographers of the 1910's and 1920's. Beaton’s fascination with glamour and high society prevailed throughout his life and in 1937 he became court photographer to the British Royal Family. He also became a successful stage and costume designer, most notably for 'My Fair Lady' and 'Gigi'.

Descriptive line

'Twiggy (Foale and Tuffin Fashion)', gelatin-silver print, Sir Cecil Beaton, 1966. Published in British Vogue, 1st October 1967.

Subjects depicted

Dresses; Cupboards; Miniskirts; Fantasy; Women; Rooms; Beds; Ceilings

Categories

Photographs; Fashion; Portraits; Clothing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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