The Mini Skirt Shockwave 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. The Mini is often regarded…

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1960s Fashion – Paris Couture Copies

USA matches Paris high street style in 1962 – US stores showing their ‘line for line’ copies of Paris fashion. Exhibited side by side with the originals, women shoppers are experiencing double vision. This is the time when an American woman pays her money and takes her choice of the new Paris styles. She can pay a fraction of the…

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1962 Fashion Show for the 3 Basic Figures

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 in each of three basic…

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1960s Fashion – The New York Look 1969

Bold, Beautiful and Young – The London Look may have typified the mod Sixties, but now at the tail of the decade, it is America once again, on the wing of the hippy revolution, where style takes precedence. New York City is a costume party for the young this summer, a party that is taking place outdoors, on the streets…

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1960s Fashion – Paris Fall Collections of 1968

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 and the dominant colour is…

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Jackie Kennedy Style – January 1961

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 being fortified with the largest…

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1960s Fashion – The Chanel Look of 1961

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 around for a while yet….

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The 1962 Fashion Shoot that launched the Swinging Sixties

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 his unknown protege model Jean…

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1960s Fashion – Autumn Wardrobe Plan for 1964

Autumn Dress Styles in the year of The Beatles – 1960s Fashion report by Everywoman’s Georgia Wells. The kingpin in every wardrobe for Autumn is – the dress, for which you can read – suit, two-piece, or jumper and skirt. Around this revolves the whole cycle of smartness, the clothes that turn your dress into a head turning rig-out. When…

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1967 Summer of Love Wardrobe Inspiration.

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 – which is ..quite expensive…

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