Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1960s is my latest book in the Design Museum's Fifty series. Paula Reed takes a look at the key pieces and fashion icons of this inspirational decade.
|Jean Shrimpton, Saint Laurent|
David Bailey, Missoni
The book captures the main fashion highlights and explains in detail the looks which have continued to influence designers over the last forty years or more. It celebrates those swinging sixties styles which revolutionised fashion for ever. This was an exciting creative era, full of energy, bold, bright colours and psychedelic patterns .....
There was lady-like elegance too from Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy ....
A wealth of fabulous photographs capture the celebrities, models and designers of the time including Courrèges, Pucci, Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell .... and of course Mary Quant described in the book as 'The driving force behind democratic fashion.' Her store, 'Bazaar' on King's Road offered fun, inexpensive clothes designed specifically for young people. She was well-known for her mini skirts and colourful tights which matched the sweaters ....
Twiggy was the original teenage supermodel. The book describes her rise to fame..... Apparently, Leonard (hairdresser to 'the smart London set') wanted to cut her hair into a short pixie crop to promote his salon. The photos were spotted by Daily Express Fashion Editor, Deidre McSharry and by the age of seventeen Twiggy was one of the most famous faces in the world ......
Hair stylist Vidal Sassoon deserves his own page! His styles were not only fashionable but low maintenance too, compared to those earlier roller sets and 'hair-styling' and they still look 'modern' almost 50 years later.
The book would not have been complete without the mention of Sixties couple Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, whose look was emulated by thousands. She epitomised the rock and roll, hippie chic look of the decade.
'Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1960s' is an absolute must for anyone who loves fashion!
The Sixties created many styles and looks which are relevant today and continue to inspire and influence. Current Autumn Winter 2014 trends feature mini-skirts, knee-high shiny boots, trapeze dresses, graphic bobs, A line shifts, polo necks and bold prints......
|Carven, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Louis Vuitton|
You may also like my previous reviews .....
Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1970s
Fifty Dresses That Changed The World
Fifty Shoes That Changed The World
Fifty Bags That Changed The World
* Images from Fifty Looks That Changed The 1960s unless otherwise stated.