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MUSIC and FASHION 1965-1975

This exhibition of photographs of the mid 1960’s to the mid 1970’s charts the parallel worlds of music and fashion, as seen by Bert Stern, Amalie R. Rothschild, Joel Brodsky, David Gahr and Jerry Schatzberg, among many others.

In the mid 60’s fashion changed radically.  Skirts went up, hair went big and then flat, and men became peacocks in velvet finery.  Rail thin and very young fashion icons such as Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick replaced the statuesque mature beauties of the previous decade.  Hippy style, with gypsy overtones, beads and fringe came in and vintage clothing, formerly known as second hand became popular.  Different personal styles coexisted and fanciful self-invented costumes were everywhere.

Rock musicians adopted a variety of styles and ran the gamut from Janis Joplin in her exaggerated hippy gear festooned with beads, Jimi Hendrix in his fringe, the Beatles in their uniforms, to Mick Jagger in ruffles and lace, and everyone in leather.

These photographs reflect the energy and vitality of this unique period in fashion and music.

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