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 3 look here!
Dubbed the world’s first supermodel, The “Shrimp” went from middle-class schoolgirl to one of the most famous face of the 1960s, famed for her relationship with bad boy photographer David Bailey.
Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (born 7 November 1942) is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. She appeared on covers such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time magazines. She starred alongside Paul Jones in the 1967 film Privilege.
Harper’s Bazaar April 1965. Jean Shrimpton by Richard Avedon
Jean Shrimpton, 1963
Jean Shrimpton in her ‘mini’ at the Melbourne Cup!
Jane Birkin came to fame in the 1960s after starring in fashion flick Blow Up. With her gap-teeth and quirky French-meets-British dress sense, the singer and actress charmed Serge Gainsbourg and James Bond composer John Barry.
“Je vais et je viens, entre tes reins
Tu es la vague, moi l’île nue
L’amour physique est sans issue”
Je t’aime… moi non plus
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, presumably late 1960’s.
Jane Birkin US Vogue, 1966 Norman Parkinson
Jane Birkin… 60’s French Boho/Mod
Audrey Hepburn was stylish in every decade, but with the release of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961 and My Fair Lady in 1964, the 1960s were when she became a real star. Off-camera, she made drainpipe jeans a style staple, and rocked a bold pixie haircut.
Audrey Hepburn, 1966
Audrey the 60s fashion portrait
Audrey Hepburn in Rome 1968
With her effortless, boho look (make-up free, and with a fringe), and wardrobe full of simple, mod clothing, singer Francoise Hardy had hipster appeal in the 1960s.
Françoise Madeleine Hardy born 17 January 1944 is a French singer and actress. Hardy is an iconic figure in fashion, music and style.
Francoise Hardy in Paco Rabanne, 1966
Françoise Hardy wearing Paco Rabanne, 1968.
Romancing nearly all of The Rolling Stones, Italian-born, hard-partying beauty Anita had the quintessential rock chick look – think kohl-rimmed eyes, thigh-high boots, and skin-tight, printed trousers. Kate Moss has marked her as a style inspiration.
Anita Pallenberg (born 6 April 1944, Rome, Italy) is an Italian-born actress, model, and fashion designer. She was the romantic partner of Rolling Stones multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Brian Jones and later the partner of Keith Richards, the guitarist of the same band, from 1967 to 1979, by whom she has two surviving children.
Anita Pallenberg and Mick Jagger
Anita Pallenberg, “Barbarella”, 1968
To be continued…