When people think of 1960s fashion, they often envision Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, but that is more “personal style,” according to designer Jayne Min. “What was happening in fashion was oftentimes very different. … Like mod sensibility… bell bottoms and frayed vests with fringe – hippie stuff.”
In the first episode of our six-episode documentary series connecting music and fashion, we look at how rock & roll, fluid female sexuality, psychedelics and progressive social ideals shaped an era.
“If you were to just look at photos of the Beatles – just look at Ringo – and you can see so much of the story of culture in the 1960s,” says Rolling Stone contributing editor Joe Levy. “The impulse is, I want to cross boundaries, I should look like a boundary-crosser.”
See other episodes in the series below.
Watch 1970s Style, Trends Revisited: Disco, Punk Rock, David Bowie
Watch 1980s Style, Trends Revisited: Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Early Hip-Hop
Watch 1990s Style, Trends Revisited: Grunge, Hip Hop Golden Era
Watch 2000s Style, Trends Revisited: Teen Pop, YouTube Stars, American Idol
Watch 2010s Style, Trends Revisited: Social Media Explodes, Stars Brand Themselves 360