Linda Morand
Linda Morand
Linda Morand is an American fashion model, cover-girl and haute couture mannequin during the 1960s and 1970s. Known as 'SuperChick', she appeared in national ads, magazine covers, TV commercials and national catalogs. She is currently a fashion archivist and consultant.
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  • 1974
    Age 27
    By 1974 her modeling assignments included walking the catwalks of the major European haute couture designers including Pierre Cardin, Jean Patou, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, Paco Rabanne, Chanel and Valentino.
    More Details Hide Details Helmut Newton shot a ten-page spread for Vogue Paris with Morand made up in a satirical reportage type layout that seemed like she was really Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The pictures caused such a stir that Richard Avedon sent a telegram of congratulation, and said Jackie was ready to sue. This incident calmed down when it was pointed out that Linda Morand's name was mentioned in the article. This led to additional assignments throughout Europe. Hans Feurer photographed her for several layouts in Italian Vogue, Marie Claire, Mode International'. Currently, she is a journalist and maintains a website with the pictures and biographies of over 500 top models of the Mid 20th Century.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    Shortly after her marriage to French actor Philippe Forquet in 1970, her husband became a teen idol starring as General Lafayette in a prime time historical mini-series for ABC called The Young Rebels.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    Morand was based in Rome through 1969 modeling for fashion houses Valentino, Pucci and Roberto Capucci and playing small parts in a few Italian movies and TV shows.
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  • 1966
    Age 19
    In 1966, with photographer Gosta Peterson, she created images for Conde Nast.
    More Details Hide Details In the Sixties Morand was contracted to walk the runways of Paris and appear in the pages of the European fashion magazines, such as Elle, Marie Claire and Vogue. Her modeling career took her on assignments throughout the fashion capitals of Europe, including Paris, Milan, Munich and Barcelona. She was muse to Pierre Cardin, who contracted with her to walk the runway and appear in fashion photos.
    In 1966 Vidal Sassoon’s, stylist, Christopher Pluck created her signature style, a closely cropped asymmetric cut.
    More Details Hide Details Linda Morand appeared in international magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Teen, and Elle. She also modeled for Lilly Pulitzer.
  • 1965
    Age 18
    Morand was born in Lindenhurst, Long Island. She was discovered by Eileen Ford in late 1965 while studying art in New York City and groomed into a top model for the Ford Agency.
    More Details Hide Details Appearing on the fashion scene at the same time as Twiggy she was noted for making up very unusual poses and participating in futuristic fashion layouts including light shows, robots, super-heroes, computers and James Bond type spy take-offs. Morand is known for her resemblance to the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Noted columnist Marian Christy wrote about a meeting of the two women in a 1971 Boston Globe article, "Resemblance to Jackie Pays Off", which helped to further Morand's career: "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Linda Morand recently met at that chic New York "dive" where Lost Weekend sic 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 being the younger, prettier version. Linda, a successful Ford model who hails from a little town on Long Island, now is one of Europe's top models with her face currently, gracing the pages and covers of the slickest fashion, magazines, such as Italian Vogue, Elle and Jardin de la Mode."
  • 1946
    Born on May 26, 1946.
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