Monday, March 21, 2011

Style of the Space Age

The 1960s brought forth many weird and wonderful fashions, and one was based solely on the Space Age. The space race started in 1957, and fashion caught up by French designer Andre Courreges' 'Space Age' collection in 1964. The collection featured geometric shapes, long shiny white boots, goggles, and short skirts made in flourescent colors from shiny/sparkly fabrics. The look was boxy and revolutionary. Paco Rabanne started making space age clothing in 1966, and designed costumes for movies like Barbarella. Pierre Cardin designed futuristically throughout the decade, advancing avant-garde and unisex fashions, as did radical Rudi Gernreich, who designed a topless bathingsuit. Many other designers dabbled in the style. The clean-cut streamlined look propelled the Mod culture, but segued into hippie fashion for many in the late 1960s.

Audrey Hepburn
Pattie Boyd

Peggy Moffitt


Raquel Welch

From Barbarella:
Anita Pallenberg
Jane Fonda

Diana Dew

Fran├žoise Hardy

1 comment:

WendyB said...

Oh, how I love all these looks!