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Fashion of the 1960s
Transcript of Fashion of the 1960s
Top Designers of the 1960's
How Fashion has Changed
Many decades later, today's fashion is still inspired by the 1960's. Countless of the designs that were in style then are still in style today including the "Little Black Dress", the mini skirt, and the pea coat. Some styles may have been forgotten, such as the african dashiki and the go go boots, and we might have changed and refined a few things, but a lot of today's fashions come from the basics of the 60's.
In the 1960s there was three main styles for teens. These included the Mod style, Hippie style, and the Skinhead Style.
She invented the mini skirt. The mini skirt was an iconic piece in almost every girl, or women's closet in America. The mini skirts hem came about six to seven inches above the hem, showing lots of skin for the time. Mary Quant made one of the most recognizable pieces of fashion the country has ever seen.
Pierre Cardin introduced/created the thigh high boots, collarless jackets, and mini shift dresses in bright colors. He brought innovation to the 1960's through new clothes, some of which we still wear today!
One of the most dominant styles of the 60's, the mod style was quiet different from the styles today. Many girls that wore the mod style chose to wear mini skirts,or micro-mini skirts. They accessorized with tall boots or go-go boots in all different colors, and wore chain belts to finish the look. Guy that wore the mod style liked to look sophisticated in button down shirts. They also wool and cashmere jumpers with a crew or v-neck. They shoes of choice were pointy-toed leather, or bowling shoes. They also wore loafers.
This crazy, funky style will have you moving and grooving. The hippie style consists of shoes like moccasins and leather sandals. Accessories included love beads, necklaces with a peace symbol, Pocahontas headbands(for both boys and girls), fresh flowers or flower headbands. Clothing consisted of ponchos, tie- dye clothes, leather vests, and ripped jeans. Fringe was found everywhere from on pants to shirts.
The skinhead style was one of the main style's for teens in the 1960s. Boots were the most important part about someones outfit. There boots were combat boots which they wore with slacks, jeans, and combat trousers. People who had this style also often wore jackets like flight jackets, denim jackets, Harrington jackets and also Donkey jackets. Fitted blazers that were green and black were also very common. Often to accessorize they would wear suspenders. For shirts they wore button down and polo shirts. These clothing items were unisex. Sometimes they also wore sweaters.
One of the top fashion trends of the 1960s were bell bottoms. These were a signature of this decade. Bell bottom pants aren't very flattering. Bell bottom jeans are pants that become wider after the knee and flare out. Both men and women wore bell bottom jeans.
The mini skirt designed by Mary Quant was a supreme piece. It was a must have amongst young adults all across America. This skirt took off quickly because it was so different and you had to be youthful to wear it. Usually the skirt was 6 or 7 inches above the knee. Mary Quant's mini skirt became known as the Chelsea look.
The African Dashiki associated with African culture was also a fashion must-have in the 1960s. It is a pullover tunic that has a deep V-neck. It usually has a printed design or embroidery. Its worn by both men and women and can be worn to a formal or informal occasion.
Bonnie Cashin created the first line of women's products for the brand Coach, in 1962. Coach is a huge brand for women today, and yet the first design was made so many years ago.
Hubert Givenchy helped design the 1960's refined, more civilized looks. He designed for many movies and actresses in the 60's including Audrey Hepburn, in movies like How to Steal a Million, Charade, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. His most famous design, would be the creation of the first "Little Black Dress".
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent was a very popular designer of the 1960's. He is most known for the creation of the Mondrain shift dress, safari jackets, smoking tuxedos, and the pea coat.
Go Go Boots
Boots are an essential part of our wardrobe, but they didn't take off until the 1960s-70s. This is when the go go boots became very popular. Go go boots are knee high boots that come in many, very bright colors. These boots were mainly worn with dresses or skirts.