Swinging Sixties

By: Christopher Breward; David Gilbert; Jenny Lister

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, exterior shows very minor wear only, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 128 pages with fashion designers, boutiques, city life, and film from the sixties era in London and beyond.


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Austin Powers mercilessly parodied the look, but the films' enormous success proved the enduring influence of mid-60s London fashion.
In April 1966, "Time" famously touted London as the new world center of style. Forty years later, this book reconsiders the roles played by designers like Mary Quant, celebrities like Twiggy, boutiques like Biba, photographers like David Bailey, magazines, and filmmakers in promoting a new, more relaxed, more colorful way of dressing that reverberated around the world. Illustrated with key pieces from the V&A's fashion collection plus contemporary photos, posters, and ephemera, the book relates fashion to the rapidly changing social, economic, and aesthetic context of the times, arguing for the central role it played not just on Carnaby Street, but in 60's pop culture.

Title: Swinging Sixties

Author: Christopher Breward; David Gilbert; Jenny Lister

Categories: Fashion, Costume, Beauty,

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum: 2006

ISBN Number: 185177484X

ISBN Number 13: 9781851774845

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Fashion, Costume, Beauty

Size: XL

Seller ID: 144530