Friday, December 31, 2010
The fashion of the 1960s featured a number of diverse trends. The mini-skirt was invented in 1965 by Mary Quant. The new generation was ready for new fun clothes and not those of the 50s. The people wanted fun, whimsical, and modern apparel. Most clothes of the 60s were youth driven. It was an absolutely wonderful time to be a model. The clothes were beautiful, youthful, and fun. Commercials got witty and lovable. The decade broke into soo many fashion traditions which started to mirror social movements during the time period. As fashion broke out the girls of the generation became more free and weren't about to take any shit from anyone. For awhile in our history it was a time of equal-ness for some. Bell bottom jeans and tie-dye shirts became another huge trend. In the early 60s all eyes were on First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. Pillbox hats and pastel colored, short boxy jackets, and over-sized buttons suits were in. Shifts became a new fashion trend and for evening wear women wore full-skirted ball gowns. Stiletto-heeled shoes were also widely popular. And in the mid 60s FASHION EXPLORED!!! Carnaby Street and Chelsea's Kings Road were virtual fashion parades. Mini dresses, big colored hats, and Velvet mini dresses. The clothing wasn't stiff, it was new and glamorous and fun! I could go on for hours but I think its a good idea to stop here so you can explore it even more.
(Photos from Child of the Moon. images from Google)