Saturday, October 30, 2010

late night: Space Age Fashion

"Space fever" invaded the fashion world in the first decade of space exploration. Designers such as Paco Rabane, André Courrèges, Pierre Cardin took inspiration from space suits, trying to imagine how we'd be dressed today... Needless to say, they were pretty far out!

Minimalist, futuristic, geometric & androgynous, is what qualifies best Space Age fashion. They seemed to "build" their dresses rather than designing them. The materials usually included plastic, metal & paper.

Lots of footage of Space age fashion can be found on youtube thanks to user "cosmocorps2000". He always manages to perfectly suit the images with the music. In the video below, is a glance at André Courrèges fashion back in 1968. Music is by Keith Droste "When you come around" (1970). Enjoy the trip!

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