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What Is It About The Sixties That Keeps Us Coming Back?

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The early sixties were a favorite reference point on the Fall runways, and as Fashionista recently pointed out, that’s led to an abundance of mod-themed editorials in the new September magazines. It’s worth adding that our culture’s current fascination with the youthquake years goes way beyond fashion. There’s Mad Men, of course, which is finally, officially beginning to produce its fifth season, but next month sees the release of two more decade-specific shows: Pan Am, starring Christina Ricci as a jet-age stewardess, and The Playboy Club, featuring twenty-first-century pinup Amber Heard as a Bunny at the original Chicago club. (Talk about male wish fulfillment!) Then there’s the big screen—and no, we’re not talking about the rumored fourth Austin Powers film. We’ll Take Manhattan is scheduled to come out next year and tells the tale of photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton’s era-defining fling. We know just the thing to wear to the premiere: a black and white fur coat from Christopher Bailey’s Shrimpton-inspired Burberry Prorsum collection.

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Photo: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

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  1. mirelalb says:

    Well,I think the 70′s is more recurrent than the 60′s. Both decades are fascinating because all the changes in culture and society they brought. The feelings of youth, freedom and a better world are always associated with them and those are values that we value and aspire.
    Watching movies, TV programs, seeing the fashion and listening to the music of the time there’s a nostalgia of “better times” that we could live in. So, it’s about dreaming of a better life.

  2. viola1 says:

    Ho hum the 60s-70s look comes back about every three years alternating with jungle prints and 50s and 80s. Bring back the 90s, never been done.

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