Jean Shrimpton was a model and actress who acquired the nickname "The Shrimp" (which she famously disliked) and she possessed some of the gamine features which also made a huge success of the younger Twiggy. She appeared on the cover of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair to name a few, as well as dabbling in a spot of acting.
I love the dress in this first photograph, the adventurous shape was something very frequently used back then, it works well and adds dimensions to her tiny frame. Jean has taken something which would look rather dull and sack-like on others and transformed it.
The Shrimp effortlessly pulls this ensemble off, she looks elegant and stylish. What is it that this lady brought to otherwise old fashioned and dull clothes?
I have to admit I am a sucker for a classic fifties shape. A bold stripe, flattering neckline, nipped in waist and billowing skirt, whats not to like?
There she is again with those infamous pins out! A suit jacket with a gorgous cut paired with a flared dress, accessorised perfectly with an oversized clutch and masculine watch (I love mens watches) a lady ahead of her time.
Pretty in polka dots and fine detailing.
Jean once again looking fabulous in a black leotard, amazing head wear and wrists adorned with chunky bangles. I wonder if Beyonce and Lady Gaga are fans too.
What a great shot, Jean in leather and fur, she makes it her own. Timeless.