Do you remember the 60s?

Well I don’t! But here are the FASHION ICONS who have had a great influence to fashion in the swinging sixties and some of their designs. For Part 2 look here!

“Coco Chanel gave women freedom. Yves Saint Laurent gave them power,” Pierre Bergé told France Info radio.

A snapshot of Yves Saint Laurent from a CBS fashion special in 1968.

A snapshot of Yves Saint Laurent from a CBS fashion special in 1968.

Maudie James in Yves Saint Laurent, photo by David Montgomery, French and Italian Vogues 1968

Maudie James in Yves Saint Laurent, photo by David Montgomery, French and Italian Vogues 1968

Dress Yves Saint Laurent, Paris  (French, founded 1961) Designer: Yves Saint Laurent (French (born Algeria) Oran 1936–2008 Paris) Date: 1965–66 Culture: French Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 37 in. (94 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Disque D. Deane, 1968 Accession Number: C.I.68.60.1

Dress Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Designer: Yves Saint Laurent (French (born Algeria) Oran 1936–2008 Paris) Date: 1965–66 Culture: French Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 37 in. (94 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Disque D. Deane, 1968 Accession Number: C.I.68.60.1

The first clothes designed by Emilio Pucci were for the Reed College skiing team.

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci 60's fashions | SWINGING 60's JOURNEY: Fashion cuties

Emilio Pucci 60’s fashions | SWINGING 60’s JOURNEY: Fashion cuties

Vintage 60’s Archival Emilio Pucci Photography

Vintage 60’s Archival Emilio Pucci Photography

In 1965, promoted by a sense of fashion and as a gesture of rebellion, Paco Rabanne created twelve “contemporary” dresses, which he called “The unwearables”. They were composed of plastic and aluminum. The next day, Paco Rabanne was acclaimed as a couturier. G. J. Sumathi: Elements of Fashion and Apparel Design

Paco Rabanne, 1965

Paco Rabanne, 1965

Paco Rabanne came out with this design during the 60's making the dress with sequins and color stones to make the dress stand out. it was short and body fitting.

Paco Rabanne came out with this design during the 60’s making the dress with sequins and color stones to make the dress stand out. it was short and body fitting.

Jane Fonda in Barbarella (Roger Vadim) - Costumes by Paco Rabanne

Jane Fonda in Barbarella (Roger Vadim) – Costumes by Paco Rabanne

To be continued…