The Fifties Web - Your Retro 50s, 60s and 70s Source
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Crosby, Stills & Nash: The DVD Collection
Liberty & Co. in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design
Psychedelic Chic: Artistic Fashions of the Late 1960s & Early 1970s
Prior to the British invasion in 1964 sixties fashion was a continuation of the late 1950s. But with the Beatles came a new and very different fashion influence not Paris or Milan but "swinging" London. The brand new post war "babyboomer" generation was proving that it was a power to be reckoned with. With energy and sheer numbers on their side they turned the designers away from catering to the old and wealthy to creating fashions specifically for young adults. As the phenomenon continued teens and even pre-teens were also included for the first time. Mary Quant out of her small boutique in London hit upon the winning combinations and started a fashion feeding frenzy starting with the mini skirt and crowning with major fashion houses the likes of Chanel and Dior following suit.
(picture on right from Sears Catalog)
How London influenced everyday sixties fashion.
Notice the European influence
Hippie fashion was relaxed, easy, inexpensive and best of all anti-establishment. Its relevance in fashion was fairly narrow but the impact the youth who wore it had on society,music,culture and politics was substantial.
A bus was more "groovy" than a car.
Nothing showed off the mini better than a good pair of boots.
Various sixties boot styles
Inimitable Indie Style! ModCloth Is the Place for Indie Looks! Find Chic Clothes, Shoes, & Accessories.
Early 1960s Fashion
hand painted clothes
Jimi Hendrix (Deluxe Edition)
Mini skirts came in a variety of styles
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