A CourrÃ¨ges couture suit from 1964, photographed by John French | Photo courtesy of the V&A Museum from telegraph.co.uk
The sixties – a time when comfort was definitely sacrificed for the sake of fashion. I mean, girls ran around in dresses made of PVC (which looks great, but is stiff and horribly sticky). The miniskirt was invented â€“ and became a world phenomenon that has never quite died down. And there was no such thing as mass-produced fashion. No Topshops, no H&Ms. Vicki Woods of the Telegraph gives us a lovely introduction to the main attraction: the Victoria & Albert Museumâ€™s new “Sixties Fashion” exhibition, which features Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell, Mary Quant, Pierre Cardinâ€¦ all the good ones. It runs from June 6, 2006 to February 25, 2007. Entry is free.
Â» Miss Sixties [telegraph.co.uk]