Prior to the 1960s, print and runway fashion models were iconic famous petite actresses, like Marilyn Monroe. However, during the ’60s era, the British petite fashion model Twiggy 5’4″ changed the look of runway models.
Like no other petite models, Twiggy’s look influenced fashion. She isn’t a famous petite actress. Twiggy is the original petite model who reaches supermodel status.
The iconic 60s supermodel is the first petite fashion runway supermodel of all time. Notably, Twiggy is the waif model that started the trend away from shapely actresses.
Petite fashion model Twiggy represents the 60s generation’s most famous supermodels on the runway. Her look leads the trend away from petite models. As opposed to opening doors for petite models on the runways, they are slammed shut.
Twiggy is the shortest runway model to attain supermodel status. Looking through Twiggy’s photo archives her waif look created an illusion of height. She looked taller than 5’4″ in heels. Twiggy did not look short in photos, nor did she on the runway.
Twiggy carried herself with a confident style. She was light on her toes. As she pranced down the fashion runways oozing glamourous petite style!
Petite size model Devon Aoki famously quoted, “I think it’s important that there is a change, especially in fashion. I’m pleased to be a part of a ‘new breed of models who perhaps don’t exactly fit the status quo.” She is perfectly aligned with the Bella Petites mantra!
Despite successful petite models, Twiggy, Kate Moss, Devon Aoki, and Marilyn Monroe the fashion standards portray heightism.
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