When Penelope got photoshoot at the age of 13 for the first time her dad vowed to sue if the pictures got published. A bit later in the 1967 he calmed down and the model career began. Cool cat fact is that John Lennon used to say about her - "Hot, Hot, Hot, Smart, Smart, Smart!". Voilla. Such an interesting lady.
Tree made a striking appearance at the 1966 Black and White Ball thrown by author Truman Capote, wearing a black V-neck tunic with long slashes from the bottom making floating panels, worn over black tights. The sensation she caused led photographers Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon to work together to make her a supermodel.
Pictures: Google: Penelope Tree