Project Description

The poster child for the youthquake movement coming out of London in the 1960s, Jean Shrimpton was to modeling what the Rolling Stones were to music. Before her, models had been statuesque, poised, and perfectly coiffed. But Jean was diminutive and gangly, her hair fringed and wild, and she was not afraid to wear the scandalous garment of the time: the miniskirt. Richard Avedon would go on to make some of the most memorable images to appear in Bazaarin the ’60s with her. Avedon’s portrait of Jean with her hair pulled back into a square-shaped beehive has practically become a required text for hairstyles since it was published in Bazaar in 1965.