See iconic model Twiggy now at 73

Reluctantly taking her appearance to the next level, Twiggy complemented her elfin-like face and big blue eyes with a pixiehairstyle in a unique look that’s been replicated over the decades.

Though she transformed the fashionindustry with her youthful style, the legendary cover girl recently revealed that she didn’t want the androgynous buzz that defined the look of the Swinging Sixties, and that she was just too shy to deny the work of a famous hairstylist in a “posh salon.”

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In 1966, the British-born Twiggy–whose birth name is Lesley Hornby–was looking for a trendy new look to help launch her career. Standing at only 5-foot-6, the aspiring young model was told she was too short to succeed in the competitive fashion industry.

Turning 74 on Sept. 19, the former supermodel recalled having her shoulder-length hair styled for some test “head shots” at London’s House of Leonard and meeting the famed British stylist, Leonard Lewis (professionally known as Leonard of Mayfair).

Lewis was looking for models to try out his new crop haircut.

In her recent guest appearance on Jessie Ware’s podcast, “Table Manners,” the former style icon revealed that she never wanted to have her hair cut short.

“I went in to have it shampooed and set and Leonard saw me, and he said, ‘Let me do my new haircut on you,’” Twiggy told Ware during the podcast. “I’d been growing my hair, for a moment I kind of went, ‘I don’t know whether I want my hair cut.’ But I was in this very posh salon in Mayfair so I was a bit too shy to say I don’t want it done, and I kind of nodded.”

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