Costume Party is a monthly column exploring fashion, personal style, and historical aesthetics in film. As is often the case in stories of competition between women, costume is a shorthand for clashing personalities. Early on, she holds up a dress given to her by her father, and ends up tossing it to side with disdain. Their love lives start to cross in a power play game, and so too do their wardrobes.
The Lowry to host a swinging 60s party this Mother’s Day weekend
Retro Mod 60s 70s Handmade Clothing – Swinging Chicks
I confess, I had a hard-on for Patty Hearst. Damn it, I still do! Despite the complexities of her case and the harm done by her Symbionese Liberation Army captors back in the day, there's something about that footage of a gun-toting "Tania" storming the Sunset branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco or the famous photo of her posed before the SLA flag that sums up the sexiness of '70s women and makes me horny as hell. Though usually thin and out of shape no one exercised back then, thank God , they all seemed so radical, intelligent and hip. Even to this day, I'm haunted by them. Today's women don't quite seem to live up to their legends. No doubt this is because the cultural ascendancy of those me-decade femmes intersected with my then nascent interest in the opposite sex.
10 great films set in the swinging 60s
The Swinging Sixties Show is a superb example of the perfect nostalgia trip. The past becomes the present, your feet tap to the rhythm of your youth and young love lives all night long Audiences can look forward to a very high level of musicianship and punchy professional performances, which consistently deliver faithful renditions of classic songs.
But the 'Shrimp' wasn't the only well-dressed woman of the decade. The swinging sixties brought us a whole array of style icons, from the world's first supermodels Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton sorry, Janice Dickinson , to super-cool it-girls like Edie Sedgwick and Anita Pallenberg. See our list of the coolest dressers of the s, by clicking on the gallery below. Which one's your favourite?