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 7 look here!
Promoted as the “Chinese Bardot”, Nancy Kwan became a sixties style icon with a haircut. Vidal Sassoon chopped her locks into an asymmetric bob, called it the “Nancy Kwan” cut and it became the most sought-after style in sixties London.
Nancy “Ka Shen” Kwan, born May 19, 1939, is a Hong Kong-born Eurasian-American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. Widely praised for her beauty, Kwan was considered a sex symbol in the 1960s.
Nancy Kwan – Hair Style Vidal Sassoon
Nancy Kwan, 1961
Cary Grant & Nancy Kwan: Flower Drum Song
With the release of These Boots were Made for Walking, Nancy Sinatra stepped out of the shadow of father Frank. With a mane of tousled blonde hair, she worked short mini-dresses, and naturally, kick-ass boots with aplomb.
Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains best known for her 1966 signature hit “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”.
Boots fashion girls of years 60s 70s
Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy late 1960s
Classic beauty Natalie Wood went ladylike in her earlier career, then made the effortless transition to sixties chic in the 1960s, wearing eye-popping prints and bold lashes.
Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko; Russian: Наталья Николаевна Захаренко, July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.
Natalie Wood in Yves Saint Laurent
Natalie Wood frolics on the beach in a mod, bug-eyed pair, 1968.
With her long hair, endless legs and mod style, model Pattie Boyd was the quintessential sixties beauty, and a favourite of Mary Quant. And she had a rock-star boyfriend (George Harrison) – the ultimate accessory for a sixties icon.
Patricia Anne “Pattie” Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is a model, photographer and author from the United Kingdom, best known as the first wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark
Pattie Boyd & George Harrison
Late sixties style icon Peggy Lipton was a model and actress, who came to fame as the hip crime fighter in Police Drama The Mod Squad. She worked an all-natural look with long-flowing hair, a glowing tan, and some killer crime-fighting outfits.
Peggy Lipton (born August 30, 1946) is an American actress and model. She was an overnight success as flower child Julie Barnes in the iconic counterculture TV show The Mod Squad (1968-1973). A former model and singer, her career in film, stage and television has spanned more than forty years.
The Mod Squad. The main cast is pictured, from left: Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Michael Cole.
Peggy Lipton with Paul McCartney, pre-Mod Squad fame, wearing a pink silk skirt and her mother’s Emilio Pucci checkered jersey top.
To be continued…