Mod Hairstyle Goddess Peggy Moffitt

A classic shot of Peggy Moffitt modeling her signature Vidal Sassoon "Five Point" Haircut. from pbase.com

Forget Twiggy: American model Peggy Moffitt is one of the most iconic faces of 1960's mod fashion. The actress-turned-model, who became muse to designer Rudy Gernreich, redefined the high fashion look of the era. Her Japanese Theater-inspired makeup and signature hairstyle came to represent the strengthening bond between pop art and fashion.
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Moffitt started modeling when she began dating photographer William Claxson, whom she later dated. Unconventionally beautiful, Moffitt's symmetrical, almost cartoonish face redefined the qualities sought in fashion models, paving the way for superstar Twiggy.

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Moffitt and Gernreich continue to influence the fashion world, despite Gernreich's death in 1985. Moffitt's look remains popular in the haute fashion world, and several vintage Gernreich designs were redistributed under the Japanese label Commes des Garcons in 2003. 
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