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The 1960's (Fashion Sourcebooks)by John Peacock
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In the 1960s, "youth" was the watchword. Skirts became shorter and shorter until in 1965 they culminated in the mini. The gap between stocking top and skirt hem made tights essential, and the quintessential little-girl look of the sixties was born: neat, uncluttered, flat-chested, and long-legged. By the last years of the decade hems were dropping again and the influence of the hippie movement was beginning to be felt in both women's and men's wear, bringing with it bright colors and psychedelic patterns.
John Peacock's Fashion Sourcebooks are destined to become an indispensable part of the library of any fashion enthusiast, historian, or collector, and are sure to provide inspiration to any designer or student working in the performing arts.
In the FASHION SOURCEBOOKS series. Presents the costume drawings of Peacock charting the development of men's and women's clothing in a year-by-year format. Illustrations are accompanied by captions. Included is a chart on the evolution of fashion and biograhies of designers are given.
This book is part of a series charting the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards. It includes complete descriptions of each garment and accessories, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons and belts. The year-by-year format progresses through day wear, evening wear, sportswear, leisurewear, underwear, negligee and wedding wear.
In the 1960s, "youth" was the watchword, and skirts became shorter and shorter with the advent of the mini. However, toward the end of the decade, hems dropped and the hippie movement introduced bright colors and psychedelic patterns. The Fashion Sourcebooks series charts the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards, with a volume devoted to the fashions of each decade. 285 illustrations.
About the Author
John Peacock was Senior Costume Designer for BBC Television for many years. His many books include The Complete Fashion Sourcebook; Costume: 1066 to the Present; The Chronicle of Western Costume; Twentieth-Century Fashion; Fashion Since 1900; Fashion Accessories; Shoes; Men's Fashion; Twentieth-Century Jewelry; and many others.
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