| Swinging Sixties
Boxy suits and pillbox hats
launched the sixties. Mod style hits America with Mary Quant and
Biba capturing "the London look" in 1964. Thigh revealing mini-skirts,
topless bathing suits, see-through dresses, and bra burning make
headlines. Eastern influences launch caftans, nehru jackets and
acid-colored prints. Designers included Yves St. Laurent, Rudi Gernreich,
Paco Rabanne, Pucci, Courreges, Cardin and Ossie Clark.
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Power : Prints from the 1960s
Miller's Collecting the 1960s
by Madeline Marsh
While not a fashion book, this U.K. printed guide has a
chapter dedicated to is with the best photos of swinging London
styles from Biba, Mary Quant and the French designers like Courregues
and Paco Rabanne. This is one of the best assemblages of the
museum quality stuff, from paper dresses to Beatle boots.
The Sixties - A Decade in Vogue
edited by Nicolas Drake
This oversized book has reproduced the best photography
and stories from Vogue exactly as they first appeared. It features
bios of the famous fashion models and designers who in Cleopatra
and Julie Christie in a year by year format. A must read for
those wanting background on sixties pop culture as it related
A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the
by Oleg Cassini
After fashion followers complained that Jackie wore too
many Paris designs on the campaign trail, she appointed Oleg
Cassini, an American, to design her wardrobe as First Lady.
During the thousand days of the Kennedy administration he created
about 300 outfits including evening wear, coats, day dresses,
and suits. This book discusses this designers grand contribution
to what is still known today as the Jackie look, with original
sketches and full color photographs.
by Mary Quant
This 1966 autobiography by Mary Quant can still be found
on-line at used bookstore and auction web sites. It describes
how she brought the mini skirt into mainstream ready-to-wear
fashion and designed shoes, hosiery and makeup to match what
would be known as mod style. I consider it a must-read for the
first-hand perspective of a history maker.
Radical Rags: Fashions of the Sixties
by Joel Lobenthal
Radical Rags is printed on high quality paper and eases
the eyes with an attractive layout. The pictures alone are worth
the hunt for this book in local libraries or used book stores.
A tireless researcher, Lobethal has laid the ground work for
fashion students - smart ones will turn to his bibliography
for the hot list of titles compiled over a ten year span. Other
strengths include extensive interviews with fashion designers
like Betsy Johnson, Mary Quant and Zandra Rhodes. You' ll find
examples of the important fads, including paper dresses, mini-skirts,
PVC clothing, menswear, and others. For visual references of
groovy models, geometric haircuts, and designers, this is the
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Fashion Flashbacks - Exploring Retro Style
If you like this artice you'll appreciate my publication.
I have written articles about sixties hair styles in issue one
and in issue two, there's my well researched history of pantyhose,
which was created in the sixties. Ordering information is on
the web site. Also check out the sixties collectible clothing
in my exhibit photos.
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Videos About 1960s Fashion and Culture
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Featuring the designs of Givenchey, this movie turned Audrey
Hepburn and the little black dress into a fashion classics.
It also gave rise to the tiaras, glittering costume jewelry,
and the daytime elegance that gave way to youth culture by the
A 1966 film by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni focusing
on a London fashion photographer who witnesses a murder. In
it are choice shots of the decadence and decoration that are
psychedelic. Watch closely during the nightclub scene, where
the decor and dress illustrate a generation in style.
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