See Cool Photos of the Real Jean Shrimpton

English supermodel Jean Shrimpton, circa 1965. Photo: David Montgomery/Getty Images

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Jean Shrimpton was still an unknown teenager when she met David Bailey on the set of a photo shoot, and in the four years they were together, “the Shrimp” became the highest-paid model of her time. Shrimpton later credited Bailey with shaping her career as she ushered in the pouty, coltish look of London’s swinging “youthquake.” She was as stylish in her real life as in the many editorials she shot for magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Click through our slideshow to see vintage photos of the original supermodel.

This post originally ran March 2, 2012.