These Vintage Photos Reveal New York City Fashion of the 1960s

Women’s 1960s fashion was an extreme style and attitude from the start of the decade to the end.

In the early years the fashion idol was Jackie Kennedy with her perfectly white pearls and tailored suit dresses.

By the the middle of the decade supper model Twiggy had women freeing their minds and bodies into clothing that didn’t require any extra thought or effort.

Take a look back in time with these fashion trends from the 1960s…

A bar-top performance by waitress Gloria Allen aims at relaxing the inhibitions of patrons a Disc-Au-Go-Go in 1965. New York Daily News

The Rolling Stones arrive in the U.S. for a three week tour donning matching jackets in 1964. From left at Kennedy Airport are: Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger. Ed Giorandino/New York Daily News
A couple concentrates on dancing the night away at a disco in 1965. New York Daily News
James Earl Jones makes a bold statement mixing a scarf with a Nehru jacket during the Tony Awards in 1969. Anthony Casale/New York Daily News
Fashion forward Mayor John Lindsay shows his smart style as Twiggy uses his phone in 1967. Gene Kappock/New York Daily News
A fashion model poses on a rock in Central Park on the first day of summer in 1965. John Duprey/New York Daily News
Princess Grace of Monaco and her daughter Stephanie arrive in royal style in the Big Apple in June 1968. Tom Gallagher/New York Daily News
When in New York City in 1968, both Liz Taylor and Barbra Streisand were sure to show off their eclectic styles. Richard Corkery/New York Daily News
English pop star Dusty Springfield sported poufed hair and a totally rad dress when arriving in New York City on Sept. 1, 1964. Tom Gallagher/New York Daily News
French sex kitten Brigitte Bardot wears dark glasses and knee-high boots while she sits in a plane at Newark Airport before flying out to Hollywood. Hal Mathewson/New York Daily News
Trendsetter and jetsetter Brigitte Bardot arrives at Kennedy Airport in New York City on July 31, 1966. The couple wore nearly matching stripes. Gene Kappock/New York Daily News
Frank “Killer Joe” Piro, expert of discotheque dances, shows his partner, Kathleen Carroll, how to do the hitch-hiker. Piro was a dance instructor who popularized disco dancing in the 60s and 70s. New York Daily News

(via NY Daily News)

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