The 1960s celebrated a decade of many highlights, especially in the realm of fashion. It was during this time that one of the most unique yet lesser known trends emerged: the eye-catching Space Age Fashion.
During the space exploration boom in the early 1960s, many bold and visionary fashion designers found themselves inspired to create one of the most unique trends ever known to man.
Aptly called Space Age Fashion, there was nothing as shocking as it before, during, or even after it skyrocketed to popularity. Spearheaded by Italian-born French designer Pierre Cardin, Franco-Spanish designer Paco Rabanne, and French designer Andre Courreges, the style featured an array of out-of-this-world boots, skirts, dresses, goggles, coats, and headgear in crazy geometric shapes and patterns. As the name suggests, among the dominant colors of this fashion trend are metallic and fluorescent shades, white, red, and yellow. Materials used to create a futuristic, otherworldly look included shiny fabrics, vinyl, wool-acrylic, sequins, glass, and PVC.
But, enough of the descriptions and introductions; let’s watch some vintage clips showcasing Space Age Fashion from the three designers:
Sources and additional readings:
Andre Courreges — Wikipedia
Paco Rabanne — Wikipedia
Pierre Cardin — Wikipedia
1960s in fashion — Wikipedia
Space Age Fashion in 1960s — Glamour Splash
Space Age Fashion — Powerhouse Museum
Space Age Fashion — BBC
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