By:Tiarra & Bri'Ann
Important Events that influenced the 60s
Election of John. F Kennedy 1960.
- John. F Kennedy was on TV for his presidential debate and he wore makeup. Unlike his candidate Richard Nixon his face looked flawless. This influenced the people of the 60s to look their absolute best.
- This event influenced women in the 60s to be their self and dress more freely like showing more skin and wearing tighter fitting clothes.
People who had an influence on 60s Fashion
Mary Quant was inspired by the famous rock and roll band The Beatles. Their leather clothing and hardcore image inspired her to invent the miniskirt. A mix of pop culture in history was the backdrop for Quants inspiration. Around the same time women gained their independence.
Pierre Cardin- In the 1960s his use of stark tunics, goggles and helmets launched the Space Age look. The 1960s were a varied and successful period for Pierre Cardin. In the first years of the decade, he began to design clothes inspired by science. This would become known simply as the "Space Age look." Interestingly, just as Japanese fashion had inspired Cardin years before, some Japanese designers are still heavily influenced by the futuristic style that Cardin pioneered.
- GOGO boots were heavily in style in the 60s. they made a bold statement and came in many bright different colors. They were knee high boots.
- This hairstyle was popular among Woman of African-American descent. Women wore Afros and Corn rolls to express black pride and self confidence.