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Twiggy hosts festival fashion show

Twiggy is rolling back the years to her 1960s heyday by hosting a fashion show at a summer festival.

The 62-year-old model will be at the Vintage Festival in July showing off the styles that made her the face of swinging London as a teenager.

She said: "It's fabulous to be part of the 1960s style scene in the UK. It was a decade full of fun, creativity and innovation and a time when music and fashion really came together."

The festival, in the grounds of Boughton House, Northamptonshire, is founded by fashion designer Wayne Hemingway and will also feature performances by St Etienne and Chic.

Wayne said: "Twiggy is undeniably one of the most recognisable and timeless models of all time and the look she pioneered in the 1960s still resonates and looks fresh today.

"Her style was a breath of fresh air, a complete contrast to other models of the period; the real queen of mod. It's certainly going to be an event not to be missed."

Twiggy, who recently appeared in a string of Marks and Spencer adverts, was a fixture on the capital's social scene in the 1960s where her trademark short hair and androgynous style made her a star.

The model - born Lesley Hornby - also appeared in films and musicals and released a string of singles in the 1970s including top 20 hit Here I Go Again.

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