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Trends Of The Mid-1960s workshop

Discussion in 'Trends of the mid 1960s 2005 By PremierLudwig' started by premierludwig, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. premierludwig

    premierludwig Registered Guest

    I *love* lace trim on clothes. Usually I wear it around the house as it really does freak people out too much if I wear it out in public, but I think its really lovely. I especially like white lace on black dresses and have one I've almost worn to death.

    Thanks for sharing the photos - I'm deeply jealous that you were actually around at the time... though I admit, if I'd have lived in the 60s I'd probably have been obsessed with the 1920s look instead. I think I have it ingraind into my soul to be different, but it's just so much more fun finding out about other things than just accepting what's infront of you isn't it? :)
  2. Hattysattic

    Hattysattic VFG Secretary

    senti that really was great, i'm going to re-read it again later too! thank you!
  3. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    I'm just loving this, Senti!!

    I was 10 in 1965, and so I really just missed getting to be a Mod girl, even though I do remember lots about how quickly styles were changing. Of course, living in the backwoods of North Carolina didn't help any, and I feel like I've spent a lot of time and money trying to make up for what I barely missed out on!!

    About the Mary Quant and Sally Tuffin And Marion Foale things that were marketed by Youthquake in the US; have you ever seen any of these items? I'd be curious to see how they were labeled. I know that Quant and Gerald McCann and the others' designs were used in different divisions of Puritan, but I've never seen any of these items labeled. Also, I know Quant's things were sold at Paraphernalia, but have never seen her name of a Paraphernalia label, the way Betsey Johnson's and others were.
  4. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    I wore a lot of turtlenecks, and have to agree that they did fit better then.

    I never back-combed my hair though, although a lot of my friends did.

    Here is one of my favorite dresses (unfortunately, the colour has faded over the years). It was a navy knit (not crimpolene) with tiny white pockets and white buttons. This was Christmas of 1967 (I think - if memory serves me


    Senti - Thank you so much for this, not only has it refreshed
    a lot of personal memories for me, but it has also refreshed my appreciation of this era of fashion.

  5. Coutureallure

    Coutureallure Alumni

    This was so much fun! I was a pre-teen during this time, and I can remember a few raised eyebrows at some of our clothes. We had dress codes back in Junior High, and your skirt had to touch the floor when you got down on your knees. Needless to say, more than one of us was warned about our mini skirts!

    Here's a geometric mohair sweater that's in my E-Bay store right now.

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  6. premierludwig

    premierludwig Registered Guest

    Lizzie, I've only ever seen one item that was unmistakably a Mary Quant, and that had the Puritan YouthQuake label that we already have listed on the label resource.

    One of the deals of the YouthQuake tour was that Quant, Foale and Tuffin would supply items exclusively for the Youthquake label, so maybe all their items got lost under that one label, never recieving their own credit. I honestly think most British designers were quite naive back then, and were just content that their designs would be sold abroad. Not like today where you want your name on everything that's yours and fly out there to check it. Everything was going so fast back then, English designers were at the forefront of so many new ideas and they were probably just busy keeping up with it all.

    All of this occurred around the time that Quant was expanding her empire, with the Quant Afoot range of footwear and working on accesories and cosmetics.

    Hopefully one day we'll come across some more examples of the Youthquake label that will help explain things a little better.
  7. Yes, thanks, Senti for the wonderful workshop and the memories it rekindled. I am not through trying to find pictures. I know I had more "mod" clothing.
  8. premierludwig

    premierludwig Registered Guest

    Glad you enjoyed it Harriet... I'd read through again myself to check mistakes but my head is swimming! LOL!

    Sue, that dress is super cute and it looked so fab on you - it'd have been one of those things they'd have to surgically remove me from!

    The geometric mohair sweater you've got there Jody is very much part of the styles I've been talkinmg about... I might have to go check it out later. ;) Bold and bright.. and I love mohair!

    Wow, looking forward to seeing if you come up with any more pics Linda.

    Glad so many of you have found this interesting and enjoyable. I've really enjoyed doing it too, though I'm a little tired now actually! Think it's time to take a break and go make dinner. :)
  9. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Yes, you do deserve a very nice dinner!

    Lizzie - another self confessed knee-high boot addict.
  10. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Me too on the boots Lizzie!

    While Senti is having a much deserved dinner, and because it is waaaaay
    too hot here today to do much at all, I went looking for some old photos.
    Unfortunately, I can not find the album I'm looking for, and it could infact be
    at my Dad's at the other end of the country. The town I grew up in, had
    a Biba Boutique open during the mid 60s and as part of their opening
    there was a fashion show. I did some modelling then and remember the clothes were fabulous - those are the pics I would love to get my hands on.

    I did find this bathing suit shot though from around 1967. The suit was white with black. (the guy with me was my
    HS sweetheart - and still my hubby! :) )


  11. elsewhere

    elsewhere Guest


    I just had my hair cut and it's VERY similar to the picture of you in the car! My bangs are a bit shorter... but other than that I think it's about the same :roll:
  12. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    You 60s girls are all too cute!
  13. Coutureallure

    Coutureallure Alumni

    OMG, Sue! You are gorgeous! (He's not so bad either.) I remember the pigtails tied with thick yarn!

  14. Kristine, we might be twins cause I still wear my hair basically the same.

    Sue, you are too cute and so is Paul!
  15. Patentleathershoes

    Patentleathershoes VFG Veteran VFG Past President

    BTW, if you mentioned it and i didn't catch it...excuse me on it...but when you talked about the interest in vintage..do you think that inspired that "flapper revival" look that was going on in the later 60s. I remember that dress you had with the blousson detail, and I have had numerous handbags that follow the 20s style with the long chain and a lot of fringe. In fact i have a new one that i should dig out.

    I love seeing the older pictures of everyone "mod" and the pictures of you and your friends Senti would make anyone do a double take that it is not a 60s photo. BTw, when we first "met" you mentioned that you had a resmblance to Pattie in some way, and looking at the avatar and the picture of you in your living room...holy smokes, you are absolutely not kidding.

    I do remember the turtlenecks with the zippers in the back because i had some that were my mom's. Too bad they didn't survive til now! but i wore them into the ground. I wish they made them that way still.

    I absolutely love miniskirts and will wear them til i physically can't any longer. I think also not just because of my short stature, but that is a Mod look that i can really do that looks right on me , as for some reason i can never find a dress that works on me from that era. I am more suited to 40s and 50s shape wise. Or maybe there really is something out there but I have been gunshy because of all the other stuff i have found that doesn't suit. So, Ms. Mod, so in my mod wardrobe makeover that i have yet to achieve due to that obstacle, what kind of mod dresses/outfits should i be looking for that i haven't thought about that might suit me not being built like the lovely Mod poster girl Twiggy?
  16. Patentleathershoes

    Patentleathershoes VFG Veteran VFG Past President

    Thought i would just post these. I know accessories weren't mentioned too much, but here are some bags that i always thought were from 1967 or 1968...i couldn't narrow down to which and documentation wise that is about right. But i thought they fit in with the geometric look
  17. Patentleathershoes

    Patentleathershoes VFG Veteran VFG Past President

    here;s the other one
  18. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Alumni +

    Wonderful workshop Senti - thank you so much!
  19. elsewhere

    elsewhere Guest

    Sue--- how absolutely incredible that you have pics of yourself & your hubby from those days!!

    Wow... that's just so wonderful I can't get over it.

    What lookers! Both of you! :D
  20. premierludwig

    premierludwig Registered Guest

    I think one of the main influences on the flapper revival in the late 60s was actually the Bonnie And Clyde film that came out in 1967. If you look at Linda's post on page 3, there's the picture at the top of the Yves Saint Laurent outfits. The "smoking and city pants" in that picture came out in 1967, and I would say that is very heavily influenced by the film. A little higher up is the exterior shot of Granny Takes A Trip which was taken around the same time, and again it's the gangster look influenced by the Bonnie And Clyde film. There really was a huge fad with the fashions in that film when it came out, and I'm sure that people went looking for more fashions in the past, found the flapper style clothes in all the new vintage clothes markets springing up everywhere, and the look evolved.

    To be honest, I think the styles of fashion from different eras are heavily influenced by the shape and size of the people from that time. The British youth of the 60s had all been born while rationing was still in place and that affected the way they grew, and it was well into the late 70s before people started to fill out again. So for that reason, the 60s look is sort of created for these tall, thin, stick-insect people that don't really exist anymore. There's a lot of 60s fashions that don't look right on me as my chest tends to be too big or my bottom sticks out, so it really is just a case of trying things on and seeing if you can get away with it. The 60s is a very difficult era to try and find wearable clothes for, so I'm afraid I have no magic answers as to what will suit you, it's just a case of trial and error. Having said that, the geometric style - which creates it's own shape and takes almost all emphasis away from the actaul wearer, might be a good place to start. There's a good chance you could manage something like that. I'd also try quite a few different designers as they all make clothes to fit a set shape, and there's boung to be one somewhere that was your shape. Designers were more sensible back then, they didn't expect everyone to be the shape of Naomi Campbell or Kate Moss.

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