Iconic 1960s Model Jean Shrimpton in New York by David Bailey (1962)

Jean Shrimpton’s (1942) was a fashion model and icon of Swinging London. Her  career rose to prominence through her work with photographer David Bailey.

Of Jean Shrimpton, Bailey said:

She was magic and the camera loved her too. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world – you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and then you had it. She had the knack of having her hand in the right place, she knew where the light was, she was just a natural.

Shrimpton’s first photo session with Bailey was in 1960 (either for Condé Nast’s Brides on 7 December 1960 or for British Vogue). She started to become known in the modelling world around the time she was working with Bailey.

Shrimpton has stated she owed Bailey her career, and he is often credited for discovering her and being influential in her career.

In turn, she was Bailey’s muse, and his photographs of her helped him rise to prominence in his early career.


David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962


David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962 via


David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962 via


David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962 via


David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, New York, 1962 via

Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress (1963)


Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by John French, 1963 via


Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by John French, 1963 via

Fashion Photopgraphs by Vogue Photographer Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue  from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history.

Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Yet he was relatively unconcerned with celebrity. Interested only in bringing out the very best in each frame, Vernier was a true craftsman in the fashion photography trade (source).


Margaret Phillips photographed by Eugene Vernier for Vogue, 1956 via

Tania Mallet in a Canadian Pearl Mutation mink with wide set-in sleeves and huge square collar from the National Fur Co. Photographed by Vernier for Vogue UK, August 1961 via
Judy Dent in maize-yellow mohair sweater in a fine boucle twist with own belt by Bernhard Altmann. Photographed by Vernier for Vogue, 1959 via

June Clarke in lilac and white barley-corn tweed suit by Hardy Amies, white straw hat by Rose Vernier (no relation). Photographed by Eugene Vernier for Vogue, 1956 via
June Clarke and Joy Weston pose with Afghan hound. Photographed by Eugene Vernier, for Vogue, 1956 via
Eugene Vernier (12)
Jean Shrimpton Photographed by Vernier via
Joy Weston photographed for Vogue, 1957 via
A young Jean Shrimpton poses in wedding gown with wooden mannequin on the bank of the Seine in Paris. Photographed by Vernier for Jardin des Modes, c.1961 via
Penny Knowles in studio fashion photo by Vernier, c. 1958 via