The representation of the 60s cultural revolution through photography

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The representation of the 60s cultural revolution through photography

High fashion[ edit ] American fashions in the early years of the decade reflected the elegance of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.

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In addition to tailored skirts, women wore stiletto heel shoes and suits with short boxy jackets, and oversized buttons. Simple, geometric dresses, known as shifts, were also in style. For casual wear, capri trousers were the fashion for women and girls.

The representation of the 60s cultural revolution through photography

Funicello was not permitted to expose her navel. The bikininamed after the nuclear test site on Bikini Atollwas invented in France in but struggled to gain acceptance in the mass-market during the s, especially in America.

The breakthrough came inafter rather large versions featured in the surprise hit teen film Beach Partywhich launched the Beach party film genre.

The rise of trousers for women[ edit ] A pair of go-go boots designed by Andre Courrege in The s were an age of fashion innovation for women. The early s gave birth to drainpipe jeans and capri pantswhich were worn by Audrey Hepburn.

Traditionally, trousers had been viewed by western society as masculine, but by the early s, it had become acceptable for women to wear them everyday. These included Levi Strauss jeans, which had previously been considered blue collar wear. Mid-thigh cut trousers, also known as shorts, evolved around Designers often emphasized the energy and technology advancements of the Cold War era in their work.

Synthetic material was also popular with space age fashion designers. After the Second World War, fabrics like nylon, corfam, orlon, terylene, lurex and spandex were promoted as cheap, easy to dry, and wrinkle-free. The synthetic fabrics of the s allowed space age fashion designers to design garments with bold shapes and a plastic texture.

For daytime outerwear, short plastic raincoats, colourful swing coats and dyed fake-furs were popular for young women. Inthe Nehru jacket arrived on the fashion scene, and was worn by both sexes. Suits were very diverse in color but were, for the first time ever, fitted and very slim.

Waistlines for women were left unmarked and hemlines were getting shorter and shorter. French actress Brigitte Bardot wearing a transparent top and a feather boaFootwear for women included low-heeled sandals and kitten-heeled pumps, as well as the trendy white go-go boots.

Shoes, boots, and handbags were often made of patent leather or vinyl. These were known as "Beatle boots" and were widely copied by young men in Britain.

The representation of the 60s cultural revolution through photography

The "space look" he introduced in the spring of included trouser suits, goggles, box-shaped dresses with high skirts, and go-go boots.

Go-go boots eventually became a staple of go-go girl fashion in the sixties. Other influential space age designers include Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne. Italian-born Pierre Cardin [11] was best known for his helmets, short tunics, and goggles. The miniskirt changed fashion forever.Other films offered escape through spy adventures, like the James Bond films.

Many Americans refused to tune in and drop out in the nineteen sixties. They took no part in the social revolution. Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London.

Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a. Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Gold Museum Curator, Snjez Cosic, modelling a fine example of s fashion made recently by the Sovereign Hill Costume Department.

Reproduced with permission from Jade Smithard, Mojo Photography. A collection of rare photographs from China's Cultural Revolution is on display in London for the first time since they were hidden for safekeeping nearly 45 years ago. (Page 1 of 3) photography, literature, to name some.

A rapidly changing world The middle part of the twentieth century was a chaotic, yet exciting, time to be not surprising that it was then (and later) represented through a range of different cultural means — photographs, art, song and movies to name four.


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