Why we remember models from the 1960’s (Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton etc) yet forget those who were active only a decade early is a mystery. So in an effort to feature some of the best of the models of yesterday, I have chosen another stark beauty. Simone D’Aillencourt.
As to D’Aillencourt’s date of birth, I am not certain. I would guess that she was born in the mid-late 20’s (as was Dovima, Jean Pratchett and Sunny Hartnet). Clearly she of French origin. A beautiful woman with a beautiful name to match. What is known is that D’Aillencourt was active between the 50’s-60’s. Appearing on the cover of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle magazine. Her most famous pictorial were the ‘bubble series’ by Melvin Sokolsky. Personally I don’t see why these pictures are more renowned then her other pictures, but that is just my own opinion.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find anymore information. When did she leave modelling? What did she do with the rest of her life? Is she still alive? I don’t know. Hopefully these fabulous pictures are compensation enough.