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There’s a new Twiggy documentary on its way: Here’s what we know so far

Everyone’s favourite 1960s supermodel, Twiggy, is finally getting her documentary moment in celluloid sunlight and we’re here for it.

Twiggy’s influence in the fashion sphere has been omnipresent. From the age of 16, appearing in the Daily Express, with the caption, “The Cockney kid with a face to launch a thousand shapes…and she’s only 16.” Her gamine frame, short hair and signature eyelashes cemented her as a cultural icon and were one of the defining faces of the 20th Century.

Even now at the age of 73, Twiggy is not only working but continuing to set trends. This October, she was featured in Charlotte Tilbury's Studio 54-inspired campaign alongside Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn and Lily James. She has also been named as one of the original wearers of the ballet flat

What will the Twiggy documentary be about?

The documentary will focus on Twiggy’s early life, career and rise to fame. It will also feature Leigh Lawson, Twiggy’s husband, as well as commentary from Erin O’Connor, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Poppy Delevigne, Brooke Shields, Pattie Boyd and Zandra Rhodes.

The documentary will be directed by Sadie Frost, who helmed the biography Quant, about the life of influential fashion designer, Dame Mary Quant, featured at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival.

“It’s such a colorful story that it didn’t feel like I was doing a straight-up, factual documentary. It was about bringing out the femininity, the coquettishness, the humor and really making a stance on women’s rights and how the role of women has changed,” Frost said at the time.

It will be written by Terry Newman, author of Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears. The production of the documentary has commenced in London, with Studio Soho where iconic moments from Twiggy’s life will be recreated in Film Soho’s virtual production stage, V Studios.

Twiggy has always acted, even four years into her modelling career, famously touting, “you can’t be a clothes hanger your entire life."   

Is there a release date for the documentary yet?

The documentary is set to be released in the U.K and Ireland in 2023. 

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