Monday, February 7, 2011

The 60s

I was talking to my 67 year old wise man/friend of the memories he must have, having lived through the 60s. He quickly took the opportunity to point out how the 60s was not all flowers peace and love, and there was only a few people enjoying that lifestyle, he certainly wasn't. I thought it was extremely amusing how to heart he felt on the subject. It's funny how sometimes one thing can represent so much from a moment in time and yet it can also completely misrepresent it. The 60s was a time of change and breaking away from the like mother like daughter attitude to dressing, rather then a loving for anything colorful.

Grace Coddington in Nina Ricci, 1965. Not yet a mini. She is now the really eccentric fun Red Head woman we see in The September Issue.

The history behind miniskirts can be dated back to post war feminist movements, which allowed hemlines to be pushed up to just below the knee for practicality. And then something beautiful happened. With the Likes of Mary Quant and Andre Courrege, the miniskirt was born...

Twiggy, 1965.

Andre Courreges renovated how we perceive clothes, putting more emphasis on the idea of conceptualizing clothes as art pieces rather then looking at clothes as an attire. The new lengths to which mankind had reached, was paralleled in his sci-fi esque clothes ware, which still kept its high-end Parisian chicness.

 Pierre Cardin was well into the notion of space-show fashion.

                                                             The Bubble dress, 1954.

The seriousness of the models  catwalking on a rooftop, makes the whole scene very amusing.

Mary Quant, mixed a revolutionary fashion ideology with a new sense of practicality and affordability. This was no longer high-end but rather a movement, establishing a difference between fashion of young free-spirited open minded woman.

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