Friday, July 01, 2005
The Siren Reveres the Shrimp
It may be Canada Day to some people, but here at the Siren's place and over at Blogdorf Goodman, July 1st is Jean Shrimpton Day. We pause in our regularly scheduled Goofy but Great blogging to wave our lace-edged hankies at the Shrimp, the greatest model of all time by about 10,000 light years. Perhaps the Siren's regard stems from not knowing much about Shrimpton, aside from her famous affair with Terence Stamp and a movie called Privilege that is on the Siren's to-see list, provided she can ever find a copy. (Plot synopsis sounds so 60s it hurts.) She seems to have been that rarest of rarities in the fashion business: a nice girl. Reportedly, Shrimpton is now living quietly in the English countryside as proprietor of some small hotel. Ms. Shrimpton, we wish you well. You will always be our favorite model.