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 6 look here!
From all-sequinned catsuits to sparkly shifts, and that beehive, Diana Ross deserves a mention for her amazing on-stage outfits in The Supremes (before she forged her solo career).
Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, music artist, and actress. Ross first rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s.
Diana Ross, Cindy Birdsong & Mary Wilson make a public appearance late 60s.
Mama Cass didn’t fit the stereotypical, gamine sixties ideal, but she made sure her eclectic fashion sense stood out as much as her impressive voice.
Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen; September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974), also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and member of The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998, Elliot, John Phillips, Denny Doherty, and Michelle Phillips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their work as The Mamas & the Papas.
Mama Cass Elliot and Sammy Davis Jr. on The Hollywood Palace, 1969.
Mama Cass Elliot
The Mamas and Papas
The Mamas and Papas
Another muse to the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger’s ex-girlfriend, singer Marianne Faithfull lived a wild life (reportedly answering the door to the police dressed in a rug after taking drugs), but she always looked effortlessly cool in her wardrobe of mini-dresses, fur coats and knee-high boots.
Marianne Evelyn Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose career has spanned five decades.
Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull 60s – back when she was mick’s chick
Singer and novelist Marsha Hunt became iconic for her huge Afro hairstyle (which graced the cover of Vogue) and love of floaty, bohemian dresses.
Marsha Hunt (born April 15, 1946) is an American singer, novelist, actress and model.
Marsha Hunt by Steve Lovi, UK Vogue July 1969
Marsha Hunt in Ossie Clark
Marsha Hunt by Peccinotti,1968.
Marsha Hunt by Peccinotti, 1968.
Dubbed the ‘High Priestess of Sixties Fashion’, Mary Quant invented all the iconic fashion styles of the decade – the mini-skirt, coloured and patterned tights, bright make-up, plastic macs and hotpants – making her a true fashion legend. Her shop Bazaar on the King’s Road was the place to shop.
Mary Quant OBE, FCSD (born 11 February 1934) is a fashion designer and British fashion icon.
Mary Quant and Vidal Sasson
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary in Mary Quant
To be continued…