Friday, July 19, 2013

Hippie Chic




How fortuitous after blogging this week about Gypsy caravans and Gypsy inspired fashion I came upon this exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  The Hippies of the 70s were very much inspired by the Gypsies whose clothing was colorful, free flowing and often made of re-purposed mixed materials.  The unique outfits the "flower children" were creating by hand (from vintage clothing!!!) was embraced by rock stars and celebrities alike and the style was quickly adopted by the world's top fashion houses and their designers.  Here is a small sampling of what the MFA has put together from this culturally creative period in American history.

Pants Suit
Roy Halston Frowick
1969
Tie-dyed silk and velvet

Jacket
Barry & Yosha Finch for The Chariot
1970
Cotton Velvet & Nylon

Dress
Giorgio di Sant'Angelo for Bonwit Teller & Co
1970
Rayon Velvet

Dress
Giorgio di Sant'Angelo for Giorgio Beverly Hills
1971
Polyester

Dress
Geoffrey Beene
1970
Printed silk

Dress
Thea Porter
1970
Printed silk

Boots
Gohill for Granny Takes A Trip
1969
Appliqued leather

The Hippie Chic exhibit is running thru November 11, 2013 at the MFA and you can read all about it {here}.

*all photo's the property of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston*



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