Sixties Psychedelia Returns at The Museum of the City of New York

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Sixties Psychedelia Returns at The Museum of the City of New York

Sixties Psychedelia Returns at The Museum of the City of New York with a whole New Fashion Exhibit that highlights the societal implications of Sixties fashion.

Titled “Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip.”

The exhibit chronicles the radical changing of style in the Sixties over a 14-year period from 1960 through 1973 featuring designers such as Mary Quant, Pauline Trigère, Yves Saint Laurent, Geoffrey Beene and Oscar de la Renta, among others.

The fashions reflect the big cultural changes that took place and rise of feminism, protests against the Vietnam War, the invasion of the British and models like Twiggy. In other words, this exhibit  tells two stories, one’s an aesthetic story and one’s a kind of a social story.

Divided into four periods walk thought:  First Lady Fashion, Youthquake, New Bohemia, and New Nonchalance. The first era launches with the demure and elegant style of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, which lasted from 1960 to 1963 and featured muted colors, sleeker designs, bouffant hairdos, pillbox hats and pearl necklaces. The Youthquake, a term first coined by Vogue editor in chief Diana Vreeland, erupts with brighter colors and materials such as vinyl; Following the rise in brighter colors and unique materials, the period changes with the New Bohemia, clothing during this period is characterized by unusual color combinations, strange patterns, and psychedelic patterns. The period ends with the New Nonchalance with the style calms down and goes more muted and simpler.

 

The exhibition showcasing psychedelic fashion may not be revolutionary, but it was an evolutionary process that should be recognized and you can see it very clearly how the development was made.