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. By: D. Wilson It began when Linda Morand, a painter and writer, began posting stories […]
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
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
The death of your mother is always a traumatic thing. I knew she was so old and so tired and so willing to go. She was very spiritual, considering herself a stranger in a strange land and looking forward to her new life in a different dimension. She had made her peace with God. I […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
` 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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Photos courtesy Alfred Osting
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 […]
Models used comp cards to get work.
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
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 […]
Many models were discovered in Florida but I was the only one discovered in Key West.
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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
Happy Birthday: Super 65! Birthday Video
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 […]
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.
[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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]