- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (October 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500516936
- ISBN-13: 978-0500516935
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,216,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This stylishly chic book covers the prevalent trends in clothing and accessories during this time . . . complemented with opulent illustrations.”
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“Sixties Fashion traces the history of that most turbulent decade through its clothes. . . . [Walford] connects the dots between the political and social turmoil of the era and the clothes people chose to ear. It was the end of fashion, he suggests, and the beginning of individual style.”
- Red Room
“A definitive book. . . . Walford . . . traces the changes that come after fashion comes under the sway of the young, from Mary Quant’s miniskirts to Biba’s disposable fashion to the Sergeant Pepper look and paper dresses.”
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“From the miniskirt to space-age wear to flower-power looks, this book weaves a definitive history of the fashion-packed decade.”
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“Shows the overall forward-thinking fervor of this era’s fashionistas while paying proper homage to its subcultures and social complexity.”
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About the Author
Jonathan Walford was the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and a founder of the Fashion History Museum in Canada. His previous books include Forties Fashion. He lives in Canada.
Top customer reviews
The book begins coverage of the early 60's Jackie Kennedy simple, yet sophisticated dresses and Chanel type suits and ends with the more suede, peasant, comfy clothing from 1969 which turned into a more Hippie look. What I love about this book is the designers of the decade are covered as well as catalog pages and magazine ads, so you get a true feel of the clothing worn by the rich and famous as well as the regular school girl. There are also some actual clothes on mannequins, so you can actually see the details of the outfits.
Looking at some of the clothing from famous 60's designers Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, Pucci, Cardin, Cassini, Saint Laurent, Mary Quant, Vera, Courreges', Heim, Rabanne, Valentino, Laroche, Lanvin and many more, you get the feel of their distinct styles. Also included in this book are some famous fashion faces of the sixties- Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy, Cher, Jean Shrimpton, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Racquel Welch, Susan George and more. But, the real stars of this book are the fashions that everyone wore through the 60's decade.
You'll see Chanel suits, Cocktail dresses and coats, Culottes, Coat dresses, Evening dresses, the London Look dresses, Shirtwaist dresses with men's ties, Poor Boy tops, Mondrian squares, Minis, Midis, Floral trouser suits, Shifts, Tops with matching tights under mini skirts, Granny gowns, Monokinis, Scandal suits, Midriff dresses, Slingback kitten heels, Go-Go Boots, Discotheque dresses, Geometric prints, Op art prints, Sequins and Chain link dresses, Fringe, A-line dresses, Paper dresses, Space age styles, Velvet romance dresses, even hats, wigs, shoes and boots and so much more are pictured in this highly informative book. This Sixties Fashion From 'Less Is More' to Youthquake, is without a doubt one of the best 60's Fashion books you can find and from it's great informative reading to it's gorgeous mainly color photos that take you into the 60's, earns 5 BIG STARS.