Mod 60s Revisited

Modacarta introduces a Vintage Thursday feature. It’s a look back at great fashion design, style icons, designers and photographers. This week it’s all about the mod 60s. This is relevant for fall as the mod look was presented by many designers like Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Dior.

vogue1In the mid 1960s Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne all played a part in creating the mod look. Mary Quant took the skirt to new heights with the mini and Saint Laurent created his Mondrian inspired dress. Godard and Fellini created a new kind of cinema. Protests, sit-ins and the peace sign were de riguer.

Here are 2 Paris Vogue covers from the mid 60s. One shows the famous YSL dress and the other shows just how short the mini skirt was.


Paper Art

I chose this red paper because it reminded me of tweed. So many designers did tweed dresses or skirts for Fall like Prada and Miu Miu. I added a low sash in a complimentary pattern to add visual interest to the dress. The black and pink floral dress in the lead image I created for the Runway Report a couple of posts back.


Photo Credits

Modacarta Dolls – Lori Tonizzo

Vogue Covers images from The Art of Vogue Photographic Covers by Valerie Lloyd

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