What can I say? She's cute as a button, carefree and independent and she can make a cardigan seem sexy! Jean Shrimpton is loved by a generation of Australian women for shaking things up in 1965 when she shocked conservative Melbourne ladies simply by flashing her lovely long legs. We've come a long way since Jean declared, "I feel Melbourne isn't ready for me yet". Can you imagine anyone calling this demure young lady "scandalous" these days?
"There she was, the world's highest paid fashion model, snubbing the iron-clad conventions of fashionable Flemington with a dress five inches above the knee, NO hat, NO gloves and NO stockings!"
- The Sun News-Pictorial, Nov 1 1965