Advances in technological fabrics, a sharp swerve towards space-age concepts, and a game-changing shot of psychedelia gave groovy London a look that was and is instantly identifiable: Carnaby Street faces, Lee Radziwill hair, Courrèges shapes, Pierre Cardin boots. The legacy of mid-century game-changers in photography – William Klein and his witty mid-century shoots for the glossies, Peter Knapp with his emancipatory dynamism and geometric élan – lives on in fashion, graphic design and typography, while fashion’s shocking break with the old reverberates on and on.
The revolution in style and society witnessed by Klein (in American Vogue) and Knapp (Elle) was no less than the emancipation of young women. These are clothes to move in, dance in – dare in. Out of the drawing room, into the streets, girls in the 1960s leapt at their chance to become radical, creative, decisive – or just be young and have fun. As ways of thinking expanded, so, too, did horizons. Once you’ve walked on the moon and invented fake fur, there’s no going back, fellow humans!
“Today’s women are archaic in appearance. I want to help them coincide with their time.”
photography RICHIE TALBOY
art direction CAMILO GONZALEZ
styling ADRI LACAITA
makeup KATE TIGHE
hair ELVIRE ROUX
production CUBE COLLECTIVE
project management ANNA HOLMFELD
writer SOPHIE DENING
assist SABINA WESTON
layout CAMILO GONZALEZ
retouch ALE JIMENEZ
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