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    Linda Morand by Willy Rizzo for Carita Paris, 1967

    Linda Morand by Willy Rizzo for Carita Paris, 1967

    Thousands of images of the top fashion models 1940s -1980s
    FOUNDED BY MEMBERS OF THE FASHION AND MODELING INDUSTRY

    Former Ford model has helped to bring thousands of the Twentieth Century’s most beautiful and iconic fashion and beauty images to light.

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    Linda Morand Current

    By: D. Wilson

    It began when Linda Morand, a painter and writer, began posting stories and pictures from her private blog “Diary of a Mod Model, written in New York, London and Paris in the Sixties.  This confidential “members only” underground website has attracted many former supermodels and top photographers who have scanned their favorite images from fading magazines and sent them to Morand, resulting in this ever-growing archive of over 21,000 images.

    Scores of long-lost fashion industry friends have been reunited, forming an exciting emerging community and a lively discussion group of peers and like-minded people. They regularly contribute restorations and scans of many images that have not been seen in forty years or more. The group’s efforts have inspired museum exhibits, books, documentaries, magazine layouts and several models reunions around the country.

    The miniMadMOD60s/50s-60s-70s Model History Groups have done this for eight years by locating magazines, digitizing the Bodies of Work, identifying the Dates, Art Directors Photographers, Models, Editors, Publications, Hair and Make-Up Artists.

    Thousands of scans have been sent in by members. In many cases the models themselves have worked with us. Other industry professionals have generously donated photographs, information and funds enabling us to maintain the website.

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    CONTRIBUTORS: Linda Morand, Susan Camp, Bonnie Thomas, Alex Dayrell, “Vogue Spirit” “Model History” Dolores Hawkins, Willy van Rooy, Joan Thompson, “GeorgesDaughter”, “ModelBrat60s”, Terri Smith, Jaan Stephens, Susan Brainard, Kecia Nyman, Willy van Rooy, Moyra Grant, Dorthe Holme, Ulla Anderson, Moyra Swan, Tracey Weed. Andrea Derujinski, Daniel Patchett, Dinah Dillman Kaufman, David Frank Ray, Harry King, Sandy Linter, Kathy Davis, Jolina Mitchell Pat Evans and many more.
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    To purchase images from Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle & Charm magazines check the Conde Nast Store for availability.

     

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    Linda Morand Bio

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    Linda Morand is a historian and the founder of Mod Media, miniMadMOD60s, and 50s Fashion Models as well as several Internet Groups dealing with Fashion History.  They specialize in identifying the models who appeared in the great fashion layouts of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Read More

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    One of the groundbreaking images of the mid 1960s featuring Linda Morand and Kathy Jackson in Betsey Johnson dresses. Photo: Gosta Petersen.

     

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    This remains one of Conde Nast’s best selling Sixties images

     

     

    Linda Morand Iconic Mademoiselle Cover 1966 July

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    Ford Agency 1966

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     Eileen Ford's Newest Discovery Linda Morand

    Every once in a while, the Ford’s said, they have to hire a model because she resembles some celebrity. that has caught the eye of the American public. Lauren Bacall was the first such celebrity. Jacqueline Kennedy is the latest.

    Eileen Ford’s Newest Discovery Linda Morand

     

     

     

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    Linda Meets Jackie Kennedy

    Jacqueline Kennedy and Linda Morand recently met at that chic New York “dive” where Lost Weekend was filmed: P.J.Clarke’s and the two eyed each other suspiciously. There was every reason for the prolonged glance of cool appraisal. The two are look-alikes 21-year-old Linda Morand being the younger, prettier version.

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    Philippe Forquet French Heart Throb

    In 1962, as a member of the celebrated Theatre Moufftard in Paris, young Phillipe Forquet was discovered by American director, _Robert Parrish, who gave him an important role in a movie based on Irwin Shaw’s novel, In the French Style (1963). Learning English as he went along, he played the handsome and somewhat naive younger boyfriend of Jean »more

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    1973-Ibiza Photo Essay

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    Dinner with the Prince

    Meeting Royalty at Maxims I had not been in Paris long before I was introduced to a charming young man, who always seemed to be out and about in the posh night clubs that were popular with the International Jet Set.  His full name was Prince Albrecht Johannes Géza Augustinus Wilhelm Maria von Liechtenstein, a »more

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    Fashion and Beauty Facebook Pages

    MODEL HISTORY 50s Fashion Models Beauty Artists Hall of Fame Seventeen in the Sixties  mini Mad MOD 60s-70s Super Model Colleen Corby Fan Page Donyale Luna Fan Page-MMM60s Mod 60′s & 70′s MEN Paper Dolls – Models & Movie Stars – Gregg Nystrom 70′s & 80′s Fashion Business Sixties Historical Preservation Project Supermodels Hall of »more

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    Linda Morand Sarasota Magazine.com.

    Heather Dunhill sits down for a chat with ’60s supermodel Linda Morand. Original Article on www,SarasotaMagazine.com Linda Morand in Pierre Cardin. A mod sartorial shift was in the air during the ’60s, a convergence of high fashion with the Space Age super chick and, as one of the decade’s supermodels, Linda Morand had the instantly alluring »more

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    Models Against Addictions

    Linda Morand, MAA Director of Iconic Model Division: Writer, Former Iconic Cover-girl and Haute Couture Mannequin, Actress, Fashion Archivist. After retiring from professional modeling to raise a family of four children, Morand stayed marginally active in the modeling industry as the owner of a small exclusive modeling school in the Eighties, a national photography studio »more

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    Mademoiselle Super Hero Issue

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    Paris Planning Agency

    In the mid summer of 1966 I was having a lot of fun.  I was an art student, studying fashion illustration  in New York City.  Because I was so tall and thin, people were constantly encouraging me to try to be a model.  I did not think I had a chance, but after a slow »more

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    Paris in the 70′s

    `   After a long, hot and sparkling summer in Ibiza I asked Wedigo to take a few shots of me with the rustic background of our finca, which was an adobe brick house we had rented for the summer.  I had not cut my little short hairdo in three months and it was growing »more

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    1968 Linda in Rome _ Photo Essay

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    Linda Vogue Italia – Photo Essay

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    Linda Vogue Paris – Photo Essay 1974

    One of the brightest moments in my modeling career was meeting Willy van Rooy a phenomenal young woman who was so much more than a model.  She is a talented designer of jewelry, clothing and shoes.  You can read more about the fabulous Willy on her very interesting blog Willy van Rooy  1

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    Mary Quant

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    Betsey Johnson

    Linda Morand on Mademoiselle, Betsey Johnson, Gosta Petersen and Arthur Elgort. I had a couple of years experience in the modeling world of the Sixties.  The things I saw, the creativity I experienced and the people I met left an indelible impression on me. I never forgot the beautiful faces of my fellow models and those who »more

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    Linda in the MOD 60s

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    Linda Morand Hamptons.com

    Read More at Hamptons.com  Linda Morand Super Chick  by Douglas Harrington Hamptons.com One of the most photographed models of the mid-1960s Linda Morand was, like her contemporary Twiggy, an “It Girl” that set the style for a generation of women. Hamptons.com sat down with the supermodel known as “SuperChick” at Café Maison in her Upper Westside Manhattan neighborhood. Linda Morand with »more

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    Lilly Pulitzer and Key West 1964

      FROM DIARY OF A MOD MODEL 1965 I married him on the Fourth of July 1964 and lived a fabulous year with him in Key West, Florida. He was a Junior Officer in the Navy stationed on a sub-marine tender, in the amazing tropical Paradise that was Key West in the Sixties.  He was brilliant with »more

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    50s Documentary Concept

    50s Fashion Stars Since the spring of 2006, I have led several educational/dialogue Internet Groups consisting of models, photographers, art directors, agents, archivists and beauty artists who have been active since the 1950’s until the present day. We have assembled, scanned, identified and cataloged over 25,000 fashion and beauty images of the famous models of »more

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    1966 Off to Paris

    New York 1966 I was an art student, studying fashion illustration  in New York City.  Because I was so tall and thin, people were constantly encouraging me to try to be a model.  I did not think I had a chance, but I was accepted by the Ford agency, had some success with the younger »more

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    The Chic Cult

    The Chic Cult Syndicated Article by Mariane Christy: Jacqueline  Kennedy Onassis and Linda Morand recently met at that chic  New York “dive” where Lost Weekend was filmed: P.J.Clarke’s and the two eyed each other suspiciously. There was every reason for the prolonged glance of cool appraisal. The two are look-alikes 21-year-old Linda Morand being the younger, prettier version.  Linda, a »more

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    Linda Morand La Carmargue

    In 1972, Linda Morand Forquet de Dorne photographed by Roland Bianchini in La Camargue, France.  The winds of Le Mistral were blowing strong creating some dramatic images featuring Parisian Haute Couture. Photos contributed by Alfred Osting

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    Photos courtesy Alfred Osting

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    Linda Morand in Europe

  • Oconic photo by Helmut Newton

    Posters of Linda Morand

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    First Modeling Jobs in Paris

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    Mod London

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    Linda Hairdo & Beauty

    One way for a new model to break into the business was through the Hairdo Magazine.  Some of the top models of the Sixties were on the cover of Hair Do.  I was so happy that they wanted to put me on the cover.  Here Julius Caruso created fanciful hair styles using bows made out »more

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    Comp Cards

    Models used comp cards to get work.

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    Posters and Museum

    One of the lasting images of the mid Sixties.Hanging in the Norton Museum of Art in MiamiThe picture shows Linda Morand and Kathy Jackson posing for Gosta Petersen assisted by a very young Arthur Elgort. 1966              

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    Super Chick

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    Model Friends and Families Found After Forty Years

    Interview of Linda Morand  by Emerald Alexander  - July 2008 How did miniMadMOD60s get started?I was working on a business plan and was advised to mention that I had been a top model for awhile in the Sixties.  After receiving my proposal, the investor did a Google search on me. Nothing came up but two walk-ons I had in a »more

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    Super Mods

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    First Modeling Jobs

      Many models were discovered in Florida but I was the only one discovered in Key West.

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    Sharon Tate the Untold Story

    Interview of Linda Morand by Sharon Tate Fan Club Former Ford Model, Linda Morand was the wife of French actor, Philippe Forquet. Here she discusses the sensitive issues surrounding his relationship with Sharon Tate, his former fiancee and her tragic death.    Sharon Tate and Philippe Forquet – The Untold Story    How serious was »more

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    Super Chick

    These fanciful and artistic interpretations of the Sixties Super Chick Motif were created by Mary Beth Acosta, who works with actual magazine tearsheets, hand snipping her favorite Retro images into works of art.  Model Linda Morand. Photographer: Gosta Peterson.

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    The Feral Housewife

    “Armed only with a sharp pair of embroidery scissors and a glue stick, Mary Beth, a.k.a. the Feral Housewife has set out to liberate women from every walk of life; alive or deceased, real or imagined. She is on an endless hunt for vintage magazines for her work, favoring those from the 1920s to the »more

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    Willy van Rooy

    One great model of the Sixties and Seventies is Willy van Rooy. She was a muse to Yve St. Laurent and David Bailey. Newton loved her sultry Dietrich mystery. She inspired many classic photo shoots which have been preserved by miniMadMOD60s, with the cooperation of Ms. van Rooy. Video (click link) Willy van Rooy: Modeling Career »more

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    Happy Birthday: Super 65! Birthday Video

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    Modeling In the Sixties

         Being plunged into such a sophisticated society as the international fashion world was a bit overwhelming for teenagers from the USA.  Each of us dealt with it as best we could.  I went a different route than many because I got involved with the aristocrats and the literary set, by accident really, not »more

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    60s Modeling

    Being plunged into such a sophisticated society as the international fashion world was a bit overwhelming for teenagers from the USA. Each of us dealt with it as best we could. I went a different route than many because I got involved with the aristocrats and the literary set, by accident really, not by design. Most models dated photographers and sometimes together they made a great creative team. I never really got involved with a photographer, although I found some very attractive. I did like Arthur Elgort, but it was not to be. It’s a funny story and I will tell it later.

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    Diana Vreeland

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    Ulla Bomser

    [slideshow] The unique face of Ulla Bomser was everywhere during 1965-1968 and after. She was a Danish import, discovered by Eileen Ford and invited to come to New York. Ulla was one of the first models to sport a Vidal Sassoon haircut, which made her stand out amongst the other gorgeous Scandinavian models taking New »more

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    Clairol Models

    “Is it true blondes have more fun? “Does she or doesn’t she?  Only her hairdresser knows for sure.” Clairol was a top employer of Sixties Super Models and used only the best.  Here are some of the most popular and successful models. You can see them in this slide show.  Their names appear in the »more

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    Paris in the 60s

    Modeling in Paris In the mid summer of 1966 I was having a lot of fun. I was an art student, studying fashion illustration in New York City. Because I was so tall and thin, people were constantly encouraging me to try to be a model. I did not think I had a chance, but »more

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    Willy van Rooy

    One great model of the Sixties and Seventies  is Willy van Rooy.  She was a muse to Yve St. Laurent and David Bailey.  Newton loved her  sultry Dietrich mystery.  She inspired many classic photo shoots which have been preserved by miniMadMOD60s, with the cooperation of Ms. van Rooy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxsD3gx8jY0] WILLY VAN ROOY’S BLOG  Willy is »more

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    Eileen Ford

     Eileen Ford and Swedish Models ~ 1951  Very rare early photographs of legendary model agency mogul Eileen Ford and Swedish actress, Anita Ekberg, who began her career as a Ford Model.  Eileen gave modeling tips to 20-year-old Miss Sweden Anita Ekberg: October 8, 1951 Life Magazine1970 Many times a year, Eileen Ford would travel throughout Europe for the Ford Model Agency, looking for »more

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    Magazines Shaped Our Lives

    Magazines shaped our lives in the Sixties. Before there was an Internet and cable TV the best way to find out what was going on in the world was by reading magazines.  Growing up in the Fifties and Sixties,most Boomer girls looked at the magazines their parents read.  They would see the glamorous image of »more