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By Hilary Simmons
August 25, 2013
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By Hilary Simmons
August 25, 2013
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Oh, the swinging '60s. Skirts were short and life was groovy, baby. At least, that's what a dapper man called Austin Powers once said. But one person personified the '60s even more than Austin did, and they didn't even need a last name to do it.

Twiggy was a fashion model with an androgynous figure and a Bambi-eyed stare who went from teen ingénue to cultural icon. Showing at ACMI from Saturday, 31 August, Philip Priestly's 2012 documentary, Twiggy: The Face of '66, retraces the steps of her enduring stardom including those infamous guest appearances on The Muppets as well as the many many mod-y clothes. Next weekend will be the Australian premiere, and Twiggy's skinny, blonde, mop-topped story is screening for a limited four sessions.

Make sure you get along because this is a woman whose likeness was encased in a time capsule and blasted into space — she took the fashion world by storm and is still frickin' around. Just like Dr Evil. Kind of.

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