“By 1973, we were no longer a couple, but I remained her manager. David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane had just come out, and we loved the line: “Twig the wonder kid”. We met Bowie a few times and he mentioned that he wanted to be the first man on the cover of Vogue. I called them to suggest this, with this, with Twiggy of course, and after a bit of hoo-ha, they agreed.”

Justin de Villeneuve is a photographer, producer and entrepreneur who was a major influence on the fashion and culture in the Swinging 60s. De Villeneuve, born Nigel Jonathan Davies in London, known for being supermodel Twiggy’s manager from 1966 to 1973. After leaving school aged 15, he earned a living as a boxer under the name Tiger Davies (“my first soubriquet”). Having earned his stripes, the young Davies was employed by various East End villains as a bodyguard, auction barker, and all-purpose factotum, eventually ending up under the aegis of the Kray brothers.

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