MODEL CAREERS ESTABLISHED BECAUSE OF THEIR HAIR CHANGES- 7 FAMOUS EXAMPLES
Believe it or not, “The Chop” was not always the most famous Haircut Style. It was considered odd but when these 11 models made the cut, who knew their careers would take a turn and make them the most famous stars in the fashion industry. Will they motivate you to try this daring hair style?
PEGGY MOFFITT, 1966
The American art muse was a working actress in the 50’s, but she became a fashion icon after sporting Vidal Sassoon’s famous 5 Point Cut in two cult films, Who Are You Polly Magoo? and Blow-Up. (Naturally, she played a model in both.)
The cut that launched Twiggy’s career took 7 1/2 hours, with famed coiffeur Leonard of Mayfair snipping as colorist Daniel Galvin turned her blonde. The resulting look made the teen Brit a mod icon. 50 years later, women still request this haircut when going short.
LINDA EVANGELISTA, 1988
Photographer Peter Lindbergh documented Evangelista’s famous chop, where the Canadian model wept as stylist Julian d’Ys did the honors. Fortunately, the tears faded―while Evangelista’s career skyrocketed to fashion icon status. As it should be.
KAREN ELSON, 1998
When Steven Meisel shot the pale blonde model in 1998, he gave her a choice: black hair or red hair. She chose red (maybe because of Christina Hendricks?) and became a certified fashion star.
KARLIE KLOSS, 2012
She’s always been The Girl Next Door, but when a 20-year-old Kloss chopped her long brown hair in 2012, she suddenly became a cool young woman instead. The fashion world took notice—and so did Taylor Swift, who still sports a similar ‘do today.
EDIE CAMPBELL, 2014
This champion horse jumper began modeling in her teens, booking campaigns for Burberry and Marc by Marc Jacobs. But it was after she went for a choppy (and surprisingly chic) mullet that she became an official face for Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, YSL Beauté, and even Target. On Monday, she opened the Chanel show.
FERNANDA LY, 2015
She’s been black, blonde, red, and even blue. But when Fernanda Ly started dying her own hair with Manic Panic’s Cotton Candy Pink shade, the Aussie native promptly landed on Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 catwalk, and opened their Spring 2016 show on Tuesday.