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Copy of Fashion of the 1960's: A Decade of Great Change

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Meia Burke

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Sweater dresses and shift dresses became very popular for young girls. The shift dress was often adorned with bright colors, polka dots or flowers. These were all very popular prints of the time.
The idea behind these dresses was that the simple pattern made it easy for mothers to make dresses at home for a lower cost than what they would pay in a department store.
Young girls would often pair their dresses with solid-hued tights in bright colors. Childrenswear in the 1960s Womenswear during the 1960’s introduced new styles, some of which were not readily embraced by the conservative women of the time.
This decade introduced the “bikini”. This swimsuit style became popular after being featured in the musical Beach Party.
As mentioned earlier, Andrew Courreges introduced a new style that was known as the “space-look”. This look was popularized by wearing a box-shaped dress, made of shiny fabric such as PVC or sequins, and was worn with white go-go boots.
Another trend that ruled the decade was the mini-skirt, made popular by British fashion icon Mary Quant.
The trends of the hippie movement were also worn by women of the decade. Some of the styles that were adopted into women’s fashion were bell-bottom jeans, tie-dye, and paisley prints. Womenswear in the 1960s Menswear in the 60s was very stylish and represented progress. This decade is one of the most important for men’s fashion. The menswear in this decade was more bold and stylish than the decades before.
Television shows such as “Mad Men” depict the dapper fashion of the time. Well-fitted gray flannel suits typically worn with a white colored shirt and straight narrowed ties were a staple in the work place.
The classic American suit was popularized by designers such as Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers. These suits were almost always paired with a pocket square.
Fedora hats also became very popular for men.
Outside of the workplace, it was common for men to wear classic polo shirts or plaid flannel shirts. Menswear in the 1960s Clothing made of African or Indian natural textiles were worn by both men and women.
Many people embraced some of the cultural and social views of the time and made their own clothes.
Accessorizing one’s own garments by adding beads or fringes was very common.
Space exploration was a historical event that inspired new changes in fashion. Designers began to create futuristic clothing and it became known as the “space look”. Historical Influences http://www.mintagevintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/jacqueline-kennedy-tapes-reveal-new-side-of-acamelota-jackie-o_-ayid_0-1.jpg
http://www.circusfreakvintage.com/storage/1960's%20collage.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1343376625108http://media.photobucket.com/image/hippie%20fashion/pupsterrrr/fashion/60s_Hippies.jpg Image Sources Bonnie Cashin, sportswear separates such as shorts, ponchos, culottes
James Galanos, floaty, formal, chiffon, evening look
Betsey Johnson emerged and started designing for the youth market Designers of the Decades Young boys wore some of the styles made popular by the hippie movement, such as denim pants. It became more acceptable for young boys to wear denim at school during this decade.
Corduroy was invented in the 60s and became a common fabric choice for young boys.
Other trends at the time were shortalls and Eton suits. Eton suits were made popular by President Kennedy’s son, John Kennedy Jr. Childrenswear in the 1960s The post WWII baby boom created millions of teens and young children during the 1960s. This caused a high demand for children’s clothing and created a new wave of style and culture for the young citizens of America. Childrenswear in the 1960s One pop culture influence that brought new fashion to the scene was the “British invasion”.
Music icons such as the Beatles highly influenced menswear. Like the suit styles worn by the band earlier in their career, suits became tailored to fit and created a sharp, clean look for men.
The Beatles also introduced colorful turtlenecks worn with slacks. The “Nehru jacket”, made popular by the band, was very trendy during this time. Menswear in the 1960s Baby-boomers, who were between 15-25 years old, led the way in 1960s fashion. Post World War II created 70 million teenagers in the sixties and these youth dictated the trends and fads of the decade.
These teens also had a voice in the political views of the times. Anti-war and anti-materialism stemmed from the rejection of the Vietnam War and all that it stood for.
Young people grew tired of social principles of the time and rejected the idea of worldly and superficial influences. Themes of peace and love all became synonymous with the hippie movement. Historical Influences Kayci Graham
Meia Burke Fashion of the 1960s:
A Decade of Change
http://www.glamoursplash.com/2008/11/pierre-cardin-designer-of-future.html Image Sources The Baby Boom generation
The Vietnam War
The election of President John F. Kennedy
Assassination of President Kennedy in 1963
March on Washington in 1963
Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968
The Woodstock Music Festival in 1969
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon in 1969
Advances in technology and science Important Historical Events Twiggy, world’s first supermodel and brought the Quant look to life
Audrey Hepburn, Givenchy’s “little black dress” and the ballet flat
Jean Seberg, the pixie haircut
Brigitte Bardot, the bikini The Rolling Stones, the “peacock” look
The Beatles, mop-top haircut and clean cut look
Jackie Kennedy, the pillbox hat, white gloves, oversized shades, small handbags, and the tailored suit Fashion icons and their influence Mary Quant, the miniskirt and the Quant Look
Hubert de Givenchy, most famous little black dress
Yves Saint Laurent, Mondrian Shift Dress, safari jacket, pea coat, le smoking tuxedo
Pucci, palazzo pant suit and the headscarf Designers of this Decade Andre Courreges, TRUE creator of the miniskirt, go-go boots, and triangle shift dress
Paco Rabanne, mainly jewelry and chain mail garments
Pierre Cardin, thigh high boots and mini shift dresses in bright colors
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