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Thursday, 4 September 2014

miss b loves ......Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1960s


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......


Valentino
 
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Carven, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Louis Vuitton
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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.



44 comments:

  1. This books looks like a real treat for any fashion lover! The clothing styles of the 60's had a little bit of everything. It really reflected what was going on during that decade.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  2. Amazing post! And I love your blog:)
    I am now following you on Bloglovin, follow me back?:)

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  3. Oh Yes, the 60's was a fabulous decade for fashion. I remember Twiggy very much - she was in all the magazines. I really like that pink, white, and black dress with the dots, so 60's. I would love to read the "fifty dresses that changed the world" with sweet Audrey on the cover.

    Thanks for stepping me back in time, a place that is familiar to me growing up.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  4. This Book is very informative and the photos very nostalgic. The 1960s Fashion was revolutionary and influential even up to now. Mary Quant was popular then and even the French brand Chloe. Jackie O was definitely as fashion icon and Twiggy too.

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  5. How fun is this?! I would savor every page…adore the Valentino dress!!

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  6. What a fun post, love the funky styles and color of that time!

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  7. Morning Miss B, 60's was a really creative and fun decade for fashion, though Im not a big fun of that kind of style, I admit it made a revolution in the fashion world and still keeps to influence it as we have seen for this f/w (just yday have read the 60's hairstyle is again on trend). I adore Twiggy and the couple Mick Jagger-Marianne Faithfull. The book is for sure a must! Have a wonderful weekend Miss B, hugs! xo

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  8. I love the 60's fashion so this book would be a fab read! Hope you have a great weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  9. I really like the prints that are a trend this winter! This book is a must to all the fashionistas indeed! Actually fashion always repeats itself which is really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love the book you chose.. 1960s dresses are so IN now I am intrigued to learn more!
    X Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  11. Hi Miss B, WOW what a great post. Yes the 60's really rocked the fashion world and the changes were amazing. I love your pics and these dresses are so back in style once again. Thanks for sharing this book. It looks like such a good one.
    Have a great month and enjoy the first weekend of September!
    XO

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  12. This looks like such a fun book. I know just the person that would love it for Christmas. Thank you for the heads up!!

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  13. I adore the whole 60's vibe Miss B! You hit the nail on the head with the authentic look at the 60's. Excellent review and love the visuals!
    Happy weekend!
    xx

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  14. Looks fab Miss B! Love the colour too - we've lost a lot of that in the world since then I think, although with the graphic prints that have been out and about a bit in the past few seasons, it's good to see a return to it. Loved the review xx

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  15. What an interesting decade,
    and oh the fashion is like nothing else
    simple, carefree, and lovely.
    Loving the pics you've shared ★

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  16. I love modern day interpretations of the 1960s, particularly on the catwalks! Thanks for this detailed post, it's reminded me of an art project I did years ago based on the 1960s.. nice memories! :)

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    x

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  17. Oh this looks great! I am so adding this to my coffee table book list!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  18. Fabulous decade! Loved Jackie's style! Loved the hairstyles :D

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  19. Oh I love so much Fifties and Sixties fashion! That book looks haute!!! Thank you for sharing Miss B!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  20. Il pareil un livre très intéressante. J'aime voir que la mode finalement n'a pas changé énormément et que à cette époque il avait des habilles révolutionnaires qui on pourra porter aujourd'hui sans aucune souci. Le garde robe d'Audry est de actualité !

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  21. Many thanks for sharing this miss b. I'm more a 1920s to 1950s lady but I'm fascinated with the short skirts of the 60s as that's how I remember my aunts and mum in the late 60s wearing some of the styles featured here. Very fun and experimental period in sartorial history. Have a lovely week !

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  22. I loved Twiggy and I think everybody copied her hair style. I saw her when she was much older and she still looked good and delightful. Thanks for this colorful reminder of my youth !!

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  23. Oh, how could I have missed this post. Love this miss b. Thanks for sharing, although my favourite fashion era is probalby the twenties and the forties, I do like some styles of the 60s as well. I still love that she book as well.
    /Madison xx
    The African Elephant

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  24. Great book!!! I love Twiggy!!!
    Have a good week!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  25. I would love a book like this! So fun.

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  26. Hi Miss B, So fun to visit your post again. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great week.
    Hugs and Blessings!

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  27. Great inspiration, I love the book!
    Check out my blog and maybe we can follow each other? Hope to hear from you!
    Natalie

    www.maralmuse.com

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    1. I'll take a look at your blog as soon as I get the chance Natalie.

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  28. Very interesting book! Past fashion can be very inspiring! The 60s fashion was wonderful...

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  29. Love the sound of this Miss B! I can't get enough of vintage fashion books. I'm getting very excited for London Fashion Week so this has just excited me further.

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au/

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  30. oh ca c'est un bouquin qui me plairait! je vais voir si je le trouve à la fnac de barcelone:)



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  31. This book looks great! so many fashion icons from the period. I do love Audrey and Jackie Kennedy for their elegance. so timeless! have a great week. x

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  32. Interesting book, i think i would love to have all the series.
    And omg those haircuts!!!

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  33. I am such a huge fan of 60s..music,fashion,lifestyle, ideology...loved the images u showed!
    Www.mygenerouslife.blogspot.com

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  34. I love anything 60s! Jean Shrimpton is one of my favourite models ever and I absolutely love David Bailey's photos after I had seen the exhibition Birth of the cool at the Barbican many years ago.

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  35. Thanks for showing this wonderful book here! I love books in general and obviously in this book are so many inspiring outfits that it looks like as I couldn't resist to buy it :)

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  36. What an interesting and inspired book !!! Absolutely loved your presentation, miss b!!! And as a big fan of 60's and 70's in all forms of their artistic expressions (fashion is surely one of them), I will search to find it!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!!! Many kisses and greetings from Greece!!!

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  37. So many interesting observations made in these lovely comments. Since writing the post I've noticed even more 60s inspired looks in magazines and now on the high street.
    Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment!

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  38. I may just have to get this book - it's fab! Thanks for featuring it.

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  39. i love 60s fashion--i would love this book!

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  40. oh ce "petit" dessert à la meringue me fait de l'oeil!


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