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 4 look here!
Cher‘s dress sense might veer on the outlandish side now, but back in the 1960s she was a certified style icon, with her blunt bangs, kohl-rimmed eyes and love of prints and mod trousers.
The one and only Cher. Mod 60’s
Cher – Goddess of Pop
Another chic french dresser, Catherine Deneuve shot to fame in the 1960s, marrying fashion photographer David Bailey and becoming the muse to Yves Saint Laurent, who created her wardrobe for Belle de Jour.
Catherine Deneuve in “Repulsion” 1965
18 years old Catherine Deneuve wearing Chanel dress
Catherine Deneuve portant une robe en organdy signée Antonnia – 1968 Condé Nast Archives
Catherine Deneuve with French fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent backstage at one of Saint- Laurent’s fashion shows, Paris, 30th January 1968. (Catherine wearing a model by Yves Saint Laurent).
The Ronettes were the cooler, slightly edgier version of The Supremes, and wore a back-combed beehive, tight pencil skirt and winged eyeliner like no other girl group.
“I was in my car with my girlfriend and we were driving around… When all of a sudden this guy Wink Martindale—a disc jockey—he goes, “All right! Here we go with ‘Be My Baby’ by the Ronettes.” It started playing […] All of a sudden it got into this part—”be my, be my baby”—and I said “What is—what?! Whoa whoa!” I pulled over to the side of the street of the curb and went, “…My God! …Wait a minute! …No way!” I was flipping out. I really did flip out. Balls-out totally freaked out when I heard. Freaked me out. I got my mind blown, pretty much. I know it’s funny… Actually in a way it wasn’t like having your mind blown, it was like having your mind revamped. It’s like, once you’ve heard that record, you’re a fan forever.” Brian Wilson
The original ‘it girl’ Edie Sedgwick inspired Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol, and was the toast of the New York art scene with her bouffant blonde hair, vintage chandelier earrings and by wearing nothing but a leotard and tights.
Edie Sedgwick in a striped backless dress from the 1960s
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol
From her cute pixie crop to her eclectic, gamine style (and a love of shift dresses, coloured tights and flats), Mia Farrow was always playful with her fashion choices. She worked the Peter Pan collar before Alexa Chung was even a twinkle in the fashion universe.
Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow; February 9, 1945) is an American actress, singer, humanitarian, and fashion model.
Mia Farrow in this chiffon gown by Pierre Cardin. She was photographed here at Frank Sinatra’s town house in 1968
The young Mia Farrow walked down the aisle with Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, in a simple white suit that was perfect 60s mod.
To be continued…
3 thoughts on “Do you remember? The 60s – FASHION ICONS – Part 5”
For not knowing the sixties you are doing a stellar job of reminding us that do! I can so relate to Edie Sedgwick, she was just so cool. And I thought Cher was uber cool too. I saw her in a small concert setting when I was about 13 or 14, she was probably not much older! I loved her!
Thanks for this post! I love seeing lovely pictures of the 60s like this! 🙂
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