Twiggy took her time descending the upper deck stairs to reach the podium on Seabourn Sojourn this past Friday in London, where the iconic 1960’s British model christened Seabourn’s newest vessel on the River Thames. Indeed elegant, Twiggy exploded onto the international modelling scene as a London teenager in 1966. She went on to define the term ‘supermodel’ and to become the icon of 1960s style worldwide.
In the early 1970s she became an actress and singer, winning two coveted Golden Globe Awards for her first film “The Boyfriend.” In the 1980s she took Broadway by storm in the Tony Award-winning Gershwin musical “My One & Only.”
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More recently, Twiggy has been a judge on America’s Next Top Model and fronted the phenomenally successful campaign for the British retail giant Marks & Spencer. Along with this she designs her own clothing and bed linen lines in the UK and has just launched her ‘Twiggy London’ collection in the United States on the Home Shopping Channel.
She is an ardent campaigner for animal welfare and breast cancer support. Her renowned elegance and style perfectly complemented the gracious lines and sophistication of Seabourn Sojourn, named in her home town of London.
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“I am incredibly excited that Seabourn has asked me to be Godmother to Seabourn Sojourn.” Twiggy said. “Her stylish interiors and sleek silhouette make her one of the most elegant yachts at sea. I am thrilled that Seabourn is combining their inaugural celebrations with Breast Cancer Haven’s 10 year anniversary – it really is a wonderful organization.’’
Sunday, Sojourn sailed from London on its maiden voyage on a 14-night “Northern Star Sojourn” cruise, which visits include Scotland, Denmark, Iceland, the Norwegian Sea, Norway and the Netherlands. The voyage ends on June 20th in Dover, England.
Seabourn Sojourn is the second of the three new, luxury vessels to be launched by the Yachts of Seabourn in a three-year period. The first, Seabourn Odyssey, launched in 2009.