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Wallis Franken
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Country of origin: United States

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Description: Wallis Franken was among the first Ford models to sport one of Vidal Sassoon’s 60s-defining geometric haircuts. She was part of the trend started in 1965. Some of the new models were thinner, with dark, short hair which was a revolution in the modeling business. She started modeling at 16 when photographer, J. Frederick Smith, noticing Wallis’ coltish grace, friendly smile and breezy personality, offered to take a few pictures. With her parents’ permission he took a few test shots and showed them to Eileen Ford. Always astute, Eileen recognized the new trend toward models who were not teeny-boppers but who were not yet so ... (more)
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Fashion Models - 1970s (143 person items)
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