30 min

Jan De Villeneuve That's Not My Age

    • Fashion & Beauty

In the 1960s, model Jan de Villeneuve regularly appeared on the cover of Vogue and was photographed by all the greats, including, David Bailey and Norman Parkinson. An architecture and design graduate from Ohio, she was discovered in her early twenties while visiting a friend in New York. This super-cool fan of vintage fashion was refused entry to a restaurant in San Francisco in 1971 for ‘being too mod’. In a feature called ‘What we really wore in the 70s’ she described her outfit to the Telegraph, ‘I had on a long Liberty-print skirt, a white peasant blouse and a cardigan. Strangely enough, a lady wearing a skimpy two-piece leopard-print outfit with midriff showing was allowed in – I had to borrow a trench coat.’ 
Over 50 years later, Jan's modelling career is going through something of a renaissance and she's back on the cover of magazines. Jan still loves vintage fashion and spending time with her family - her daughters are the illustrator Daisy and model-turned-photographer Poppy de Villeneuve – she lives in Kent with her partner the rock and roll drummer Andy Newark and her dog Charlie.


Producer and audio engineer: Linda Ara-Tebaldi
Host: Alyson Walsh
Guest: Jan De Villeneuve
Music: David Schweitzer
Artwork: Ayumi Takahashi
Digital technician: Tom Hole at Stirtingale
Coordinator: Helen Johnson 

In the 1960s, model Jan de Villeneuve regularly appeared on the cover of Vogue and was photographed by all the greats, including, David Bailey and Norman Parkinson. An architecture and design graduate from Ohio, she was discovered in her early twenties while visiting a friend in New York. This super-cool fan of vintage fashion was refused entry to a restaurant in San Francisco in 1971 for ‘being too mod’. In a feature called ‘What we really wore in the 70s’ she described her outfit to the Telegraph, ‘I had on a long Liberty-print skirt, a white peasant blouse and a cardigan. Strangely enough, a lady wearing a skimpy two-piece leopard-print outfit with midriff showing was allowed in – I had to borrow a trench coat.’ 
Over 50 years later, Jan's modelling career is going through something of a renaissance and she's back on the cover of magazines. Jan still loves vintage fashion and spending time with her family - her daughters are the illustrator Daisy and model-turned-photographer Poppy de Villeneuve – she lives in Kent with her partner the rock and roll drummer Andy Newark and her dog Charlie.


Producer and audio engineer: Linda Ara-Tebaldi
Host: Alyson Walsh
Guest: Jan De Villeneuve
Music: David Schweitzer
Artwork: Ayumi Takahashi
Digital technician: Tom Hole at Stirtingale
Coordinator: Helen Johnson 

30 min