Saturday, September 12, 2020

Vintage 1960 Women's Clothes

 

 

In the 1960s, Women's wear followed three broad trends: a continuation of the previous year’s ladylike elegance, the youthful styles, the Space Age influence, and the late 1960s “hippie” style. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time.

Here are just a few of the influential fashion designers of the 1960s. They set the trends for the mainstream and interpretations of their designs are easy to spot if you know what to look for.

 

Meet the influencers behind the sixties' fashions:

 


BIBA

Founded by, Polish-born, Barbara Hulanicki, in the 1960s, the lines (which eventually included makeup) were aimed mostly at teenagers and consisted of what we refer to as today's high street fashion. Her color palette was softened colors of brown, reddish-brown, grey, and plum. Best known for:  Mini-skirts, Long tight sleeves, Maxi skirts, Catsuits, gingham print dresses, and triangular headscarves.

 


GIVENCHY

Hubert de Givenchy's creations were refined and helped to define the 1960s style of chic and classy dressing of movie stars. The actress, Audrey Hepburn, was dressed in Givenchy's clothes on and off-screen. Givenchy's most famed design was:  The little black dress, which Hepburn wore it in the movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

 


ANDRÉ COURRÈGES

Courrèges was a fashion designer who made his debut n the Parisian fashion world of 1960 with his futuristic, youthful but  "high fashion" label. His fashion creations included: Triangle shaped shift dress, Halter top, Short skirts, Hip-hugger pants, White mid-calf boots, Vinyl trimmed coats and suits, and Cigarette pantsuits.

 


PIERRE CARDIN

He was the originator of the fifties bubble dresses. Italian born, he is also famous for innovative, contemporary designs that bordered on the unusual and futuristic in the 60s. He came up with the use of hammered metal jewelry, industrial zippers, and plastic in his creations. His styles included:  Thigh-high boots, Collarless jackets, Bright colored min-shift dresses, The Unisex cosmos suit, Skinny double-breasted suits, and Space-age designs.

 


YVES SAINT LAURENT

Algeria born, he has had a great impact on the European fashion industry.

He contributed to many of the sixties fashion trends. Some of his most popular clothing styles include the Mondrian shift dress, Peacoat, Safari jacket, Women tuxedos, Sheer blouse, Jumpsuit, and Women smoking jackets

 


EMILIO PUCCI

Known as the, "The Prince of Print" his designs were recognized for his

trademark "psychedelic look"- electric colors. Fashionable women and important personalities such as Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren, and Marilyn Monroe wore this styles. Best known for:   Palazzo pantsuits, Silk headscarves, Body-hugging mini-skirts, Silk jersey clothing, Cropped Capri Pants, Space-age inspired air hostess uniforms.

 

 


MARY QUANT

The "Quant Look" contained the silhouette mini skirt or mini shift dress, patent leather boots, colored opaque tights, a bob style haircut, prominent and dark eye makeup and false lashes. Her designs included the following:  Colorful raincoats, Boots with detachable tops, Mix and match separates, Tight mini-skirts, hot pants, Lounging pajamas, and Dresses/skirts with matching colorful tights.


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Vintage 1960's Tevision


 

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke was a American radio and television program which first aired September 10, 1955. The stories take place in Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshall Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television.

          The radio series ran from 1952 to 1961was written by John Dunning. The television series ran for 20 seasons on CBS with 635 total episodes, from 1955 to 1975.

         During its second season in 1956, the program was on the list of the top ten television programs broadcast in The United States. It quickly moved to number one and stayed there until 1961. James Arness and Millburn Stone portrayed their Gunsmoke characters for 20 consecutive years. George Walsh, the announcer for the show, began in 1952 on radio's Gunsmoke and continued until television's Gunsmoke was canceled in 1975. The first seven seasons were jointly sponsored by L&M cigarettes and Remington shaving products.

 


Added note

James Arness has a brother, Peter Graves who starred in the TV series Mission Impossible.