Jill Kennington ~ 1960s Model and . . . Lincolnshire Worthy !
Jill Kennington was on the the iconic models of the 1960s and really quite wonderful, she’s from just down the road . . .
Jill Kennington is a Lincolnshire Lass, from Riby in Lincolnshire and just drawn to my attention by Amiguru and . . . wow!
There are some simply wonderful images of Jill, she truly was a tremendous model and artist.
She is now a photographer herself and is doing some nice work but the style of the 60s really does appeal to me and some of her work during that period as a model is superb, as is the list of photographers she worked with - we’re not talking small time here . . .
Try these names on for size:
Norman Parkingson, Patrick Lichfield, Terence Donovan, Duffy, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Richard Avedon, William Klein, Bob Richardson and David Bailey!
This is a contemporaneous snippet from a 1968 Lincolnshire Life magazine
|Jill Kennington, who is 24, is the second daughter of the late Mr. John Kenmngton and of Mrs. Kennington of Riby near Grimsby . . . and rarely appears on page 15 of any magazine. One of England’s most beautiful models, she has graced the covers of all the important British and international fashion magazines and since she began her career six years ago has been in constant demand all over the world and in front of the cameras of every famous fashion photographer. Now living in Paris with her husband, she looks back on schooling in Louth and the Lake District, and over modelling assignments which have taken her into the homes of Eskimos, to the sweltering heat of the Persian Gulf, to Bangkok, Turkey, Spain and Kenya|
I should love to feature more iconic images but have only used these two in good, and non-commercial - any objections and they’ll be removed immediately, faith. Check out Google Images for more and make sure you see the image by Lord Lichfield that features Jill Kennington by a racing car - it is superb.
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Yours, a bowled over