The Original Modelizer: Mick Jagger & His Fabulous Women

In the second episode of Sex and The City, America’s fabulous foursome tackled the exquisite art form of men who exclusively date models, or what they referred to as modelizers. Aptly titled ‘Models and Mortals ‘, the script carried punchline after punchline about the glitzy trend that existed long before the episode. But, as Mr. Big watered down Carrie Bradshaw’s dual points that it’s both a form of sport and validation, he does manage to tell one truth: exceptional beauty in women is undeniable.

It got us thinking, then, about the real-life modelizers who’ve used the fashion industry as their own personal dating pools. And, as it goes, all signs led to the most immortal of men: the rockstars of the ’60s and ’70s. Jagger, for short.

After some digging, the trend in the Rolling Stone frontman’s love life became too obvious (and stylish) to ignore. From Marianne Faithfull to Anita Pallenberg, Chrissie Shrimpton, and more, Jagger and the women he loved defined the eras that inform most of the current trends of today. Think: white suits, platforms, fringe, fur dusters, and a whole lotta denim. Everyone knows fashion is cyclical, and some style tendencies come and go, but it was these women who, backstage or front-and-center, ingrained an overarching message in vintage fashion history — the idea that fashion was meant to rock; no rules, no games, and sometimes, no pants.

While being a model today means eons more than what it used to — bearing mention that the modeling rulebook has since been rewritten — the women ahead faced the music in street style numbers that have held places on our vision boards for decades. While the war between models and mortals has long been over (or was just a figment of our subconscious, thanks to SATC), the women ahead prove that personal style is the ultimate weapon.


Marsha Hunt
The inimitable Hair star Marsha Hunt inspired Jagger to write ‘Brown Sugar ‘. Their affair was well-documented with love letters he wrote her while filming in Australia. But today, Hunt inspires us to think big when it comes to our going out attire.

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Or, to just say fuck it and wear the white suit.

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See what we mean?

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Bianca Jagger
Perhaps the most famous style icon of Jagger’s love history, Bianca Jagger wore the suit — the suit didn’t wear her. A friend and muse for Andy Warhol and a model of some pretty serious cover caliber, there’s nothing she can’t pull off.

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Be it airport security or their wedding, both Jaggers donned wide-lapeled blazers on the regular.

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Anita Pallenberg
Credited as the muse of the Stones, the influence Anita Pallenberg wielded straddled the music, fashion, and social scenes. Though her and Jagger’s relationship was wrapped in controversy (because of her love for fellow bandmate Keith Richards), her every fashion move always made headlines.

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A fedora, fur coat, ruffles, velvet, heels — one could say she was with the band.

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Marianne Faithfull
One of the premiere figures of the Swinging Sixities, singer Marianne Faithfull had a penchant for statement accessories. And her often coordinating looks with Jagger never went undocumented.

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If anyone told you zebra print was tacky, just show them this.

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Couple goals.

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Chrissie Shrimpton
When you’re the sisterr of iconic supermodel Jean Shrimpton, style comes naturally. While her relationship with Jagger required a little more effort, Shrimpton always looked and played it cool.

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Because why not stick a crab on your belt?

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