The name was a misnomer. A shrimp she was not, but rather, long-limbed and breathtaking, the living, breathing embodiment of the youth quake generation. Jean Shrimpton’s bright shift dresses and wispy fringe made the crinolines and coiffures of the previous decade suddenly seem dull and dated. In fact, it was Shrimpton who was responsible for putting the mini skirt, emblem of the Swinging 60s, on the map. It was a simple day at the raced in Melbourne Australia when the fetching model stepped onto the racetrack in a bitsy Colin Rolfe white dress, with no hat, glove or stockings. Her effortless glamour was infectious. “The Shrimpton Incident” caused a worldwide fervor, a new look for a new age. Of all the supermodels that speckle the annals of fashion history, Jean Shrimpton holds a special place in our hearts. Two Turtledoves, the coltish beauty, and us!
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