Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton was one of the leading models of the 1960s and one of the first to be labelled a ‘supermodel’, the term Time magazine used to describe her in a 1971 article. Nicknamed ‘The Shrimp’ she was part of the new style of model and was closely associated with the work of the fashion photographer David Bailey.

Jean Shrimpton, c.1963
Jean Shrimpton, c.1963
Jean Shrimpton, Melbourne Cup, 1965
Jean Shrimpton, Melbourne Cup, 1965

Gaining much attention for wearing a Colin Rolfe designed white shift mini-dress with no gloves or hat. The trip was part of a two week promotional trip to Australia, sponsored by the Victoria Racing Club.

Jean Shrimpton, Melbourne Cup, 1965
Jean Shrimpton, Melbourne Cup, 1965

Wearing a more demure knee-length outfit with hat and gloves following the shock caused by her gloveless and hatless outfit earlier in the week.

Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton

At London airport on her way to a holiday in Sicily - wearing a pink blouse and white trousers, 1965

Jean Shrimpton in Milan, Dec 1967
Jean Shrimpton in Milan, Dec 1967
Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton

At London airport, returning from shooting cosmetic commercials in Milan, 1965

Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton

At London airport, returning from her holiday in Sicily, 1965

Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton

Photographed by David Montgomery, wearing a brown teddy-bear coat with leather fastenings and a polo-neck sweater, 1965

Jean Shrimpton,1967
Jean Shrimpton,1967
Jean Shrimpton in Milan, Dec 1967
Jean Shrimpton in Milan, Dec 1967

Filming a series of television commercials for cosmetics

Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp
Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp

At the premiere if 'The Collector' at the Columbia Theatre, London, 1965

Jean Shrimpton and Paul Jones
Jean Shrimpton and Paul Jones

In London after being signed to make their film 'Privilege', 1966

Jean Shrimpton in her kitchen
Jean Shrimpton in her kitchen

Her kitchen was designed-for her by the Gas Council after she admired their London Girl Kitchen at the Ideal Home Exhibition,1966

Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton

Leaving her hotel room to attend the Melbourne race, wearing a two-piece white suit, 1965