The Mini Skirt Shockwave of the 1960s

The-Miniskirt-Shock-of-the-1960s

Coco Chanel hated them. London girls demanded them. Paris designers tolerated them. The 1960’s mini skirt had taken over the world. Who Invented the Miniskirt? The fashion elite will forever argue among themselves as to the so called inventor of the mini. The true origin of this devious little fashion item is much more obtuse. …

Read moreThe Mini Skirt Shockwave of the 1960s

1962 Fashion Show for the 3 Basic Figures

Airport-Chic---1962-Fashion-for-the-Three-Body-Types-1

Airport Chic from the 1960’s Kennedy Era A 1960s fashion infomercial by Johnston Wax presented as a women’s reality TV show. All that hairspray !! Every woman has her own figure and there is a correct colored clothing to enhance each figure. In addition, we’re going to give you advice on color, line and texture …

Read more1962 Fashion Show for the 3 Basic Figures

1960s Fashion – Paris Fall Collections of 1968

1960s-Fashion---Paris-Fall-Season-of-1968---Lanvin

Paris decrees black as the big color – This year, Paris designers have decided it is not the season to be giddy. there are no high-jinks or low jinks – about hemlines, and except for Yves St Laurent, who is pushing pants for city wear, little commotion of any kind. The mood is haute sobriety …

Read more1960s Fashion – Paris Fall Collections of 1968

Jackie Kennedy Style – January 1961

Jackie-Kennedy-Look-In-Fashion---N-R-Farbman--

1960’s Style embraces the First Lady’s look – The spectacle of the First lady and her husband has set hearts racing for many reasons, but Jackie Kennedy fashion has set a look and style that is setting the national pace this year! College girls copy the Jackie style  casually, suburban housewives faithfully. Millinery shops are …

Read moreJackie Kennedy Style – January 1961

1960s Fashion – The Chanel Look of 1961

Chanel-look-in-1961-Paul-Schutzer2

It’s all about trim slim suits from Paris – Paris was rich with rumours of radical changes just before the fall fashion showings – frightening predications of dropped hemlines, wasp waists, even padded hips! Then Paris fooled the prophets. Skirts stayed short, waists remained sensible and hips were left alone. The Chanel suit will be …

Read more1960s Fashion – The Chanel Look of 1961

The 1962 Fashion Shoot that launched the Swinging Sixties

Jean-Shrimpton---New-York-1962--by-David-Bailey

Jean Shrimpton – David Baileys iconic Vogue photos – New York 1962 “She was magic. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world – you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and then you had it” – David Bailey on Jean Shrimpton. When British Vogue photographer David Bailey and …

Read moreThe 1962 Fashion Shoot that launched the Swinging Sixties

1967 Summer of Love Wardrobe Inspiration.

blank

1967 Summer of Love Wardrobe Inspiration These dream 1960’s “Budget Summer Wardrobes” would look stylish on a girl right now in 2013. Each of these fresh as a summer breeze wardrobes were picked to come under $100 in 1967. With annual inflation averaging at 3% , these wardrobes would come in around $700 now – …

Read more1967 Summer of Love Wardrobe Inspiration.