Fashion 1965 - 1975
In the 1960s, there were many different trends. Things such as bell bottoms, tie-dye shirts, colorful pantyhose and mini-skirts were popular. Saddle shoes, stiletto heels, knee high boots gave the visuals of the "Army" style. Jackets and blazers were also great accessories. For the men, "matchless suits" were something that was often seen with sweaters, turtlenecks, and bright colors. This trend was motivated by their parents and what they wore. Young boys were usually seen in "preppy" clothing including plaid collar shirts, button-down shirts, khaki pants and sweaters. Girls were influenced by their favorite artists and music. Their were also popular supermodels such as Twiggy, Marisa Berenson, Capucine, Colleen Corby, adn Lauren Hutton to name a few. Popular designers also included Balenciaga, Pierre Carbin, Emilio Pucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Hubert de Givenchy.
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1960s Fashion Statements
The 1960's can be recorded as the most fashion-conscious periods of all time. It seemed as if everything revolved around fashion. From the presidential election to the Vietnam War, fashion was the focus in an acute way. Controversy sparked as America was focused on where the candidates wives bought their conservative and sophisticated clothing. Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt and Jackie Kennedy introduced the pillbox hat. Ironically, fashion then is slowly becoming fashion now. Many people would say that they would never be caught dead wearing 60's clothing without realizing that the people around them and potentially they are wearing the clothing. The 1960's started many fashion trends that we see today including false eyelashes, flamboyant patterns, sequin tops, and high-waist jeans.
In the early 1960's, women recieved their fashion inspiration from first lady Jackie Kennedy. You would frequently see women wearing the infamous pillbox hat, pant and skirt suits with oversized buttons. For formal wear, they often wore full skirts, that were tight at the waist and big at the bottom to give the illusion of the small waist that every woman craved. Many colors included pastel pinks, blues, and purples, and people had began to drift away from bright colors, even men. When early 1960's fashion is descirbed you would think that people dressed as if it were a modern-day "Tacky Day". The mid-1960's was the turning point for fashion. Mary Quant's invention of the mini-skirt changed fashion forever. French designer, Andre Courreges, changed fashion as well. He brought forth the "space-age" look. This consisted of bold white accessories to compliment multiple colors. Women would ofthen wear bright white go-go boots, white wide-framed cat-eye sunglasses, bold circular earrings and wide bangles. The Vietnam War brought on majority of the inspiration for the late-1960's. Peace, Love, and Happiness were the three characteristics often expressed throughout this time peiod. This is ultimatley known as the "Hippie" movement. This look consisted of wide-legged jeans, tunics, headbangs, bare feet, and peace signs. Many people wanted the war to end so they expressed their emotion through their clothing. Musical groups such as, "The Who", "The Small Faces", and "The Kinks" often gave the people the right idea of an impowerment movement.