The Vintage Festival is delighted to announce that, for the first time, iconic model and fashion pioneer Twiggy will be headlining the catwalks and reviving the ‘Swinging Sixties’ at Boughton House this July.
Joined by lifestyle guru Jo Wood, Strictly Come Dancing supremo Brendan Cole and Blitz Club legend, Rusty Egan, each will curate a series of bespoke shows as part of ‘The Soundtrack To Our Lives’, paying homage to the fashion and music that has inspired them.
Twiggy, dubbed ‘the Face of 1966’ and the sixties, is one of the first international supermodels – someone who really drew eyes to London’s creativity during the sixties boom. At the festival Twiggy will showcase the clothes, accessories, hair and make up from the decade, all set to the music that was the soundtrack to her career.
Twiggy comments on being involved at this year’s Vintage: “It's fabulous to be part of the sixties 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. I hope you enjoy this exhibition of fashion and music at the Vintage Festival this summer.”
Brendan Cole comments on being involved: “Fashion is something most of us have an opinion on and I'm very excited to be using my creative side to produce my own look in such a different field. I have been involved in the dance world for most of my life which has seen as many changes as the high street when it comes to what has been worn. I'm looking forward to bringing my own particular flavours to the Vintage Festival this year.”
The Vintage Festival, taking place in the glorious grounds of Boughton House, Northamptonshire from July 13-15th, is one glamorous weekend to indulge in the best of timeless fashion, music, film, art and design from the 1920s to the 1990s. It’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up, look glam and even to embrace your inner Monroe, Shrimpton or Farah Fawcett.
Wayne Hemingway MBE, Vintage festival co-founder and iconic designer adds: “Twiggy is undeniably one of the most recognisable and timeless models of all time and the “look” she pioneered in the 60s 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!”
Visitors can grab a seat on the front row at one of Vintage’s many catwalk shows and witness the best in vintage fashion, featuring clothes from museum collections and the archives of the world’s finest fashion houses.
Tickets are on-sale at www.vintagefestival.com.