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Style Icon: Jean Shrimpton


British supermodel Jean Shrimpton (a.k.a. "The Shrimp") was emblematic of 1960s swinging London. In fact, she is credited with launching the miniskirt craze, after showing up wearing a short shift dress in Melbourne in 1965.

But unlike the funky mod style of our last featured Style Icon, Edie Sedgwick, Shrimpton tended toward feminine fashions that today look incredibly classic. With her dark eyebrows, fringy bangs, and understated jewelry, she toed the line between Bohemian and sophisticate by mixing hippy prints with tailored pieces. To see the five essential elements you need to get the look,


BOHO-INSPIRED BLOUSES
Mod Print 1960s Top, $22, available here.

SPECTATOR FLATS
London Sole Spectator Flats, $225, available here.

WOOL SKIRTS
Banana Republic Wool Herringbone Full Skirt, $98, available here.

UNDERSTATED MINIDRESSES
Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Metallic Dress, $462, available here.

BOLD WHITE SUNGLASSES
Gucci Plastic Frame Sunglasses, $292, available here.

Join The Conversation
alexa67 alexa67 9 years
Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous.
MissVecchio MissVecchio 10 years
i like this look! but... i could never pull it off...!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
I agree with jenn*
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
Aaaahhhhh, those pics bring back childhood memories. Yep. I'm OLD. *giggle*
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
Love her looks, not feeling her clothes.
sweet666 sweet666 10 years
love her!!!!!
margaretha margaretha 10 years
love everything but the sunglasses. they are just a bit much...
Aracelly Aracelly 10 years
I love the first top and the shoes. Everything else sucks.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
She was so gorgeous. This style is not for me, but I sure love it on her!!
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