Vintage: New York City Fashion (1960s)

Vintage: New York City Fashion (1960s)


Between 1942 and the 1990s the “Press Week” runway shows were held all over town, in lofts and studios. Shows were difficult for editors to get to, and in some cases, venues were downright dangerous. Take a look back in time with these fashion trends from the 1960s…

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A mini-knit and a mini-jingle of plastic cutouts give a geometric twist to the Electric Circus discotheque at 23 St. Marks Place in New York City in 1967. William Quinn/New York Daily News

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A woman models a cheetah print bikini with laced-up sides at the New York State Pavilion of the World’s Fair, where tanners of upstate Fulton County threw an all-leather fashion show in 1965. Bill Meurer/New York Daily News

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Looking smart in a two-piece suit, Frank Sinatra gets hounded by photographers at JFK Airport as he returns from Europe in 1964. Joe Farrington/New York Daily News

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Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione poses with two Penthouse Pets at the New York Hilton in 1968. Bryan Smith/New York Daily News

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French actress and fashion icon Catherine Deneuve arrives at JFK Airport in 1961. Is that a Hermes scarf, Ms. Deneuve? New York Daily News

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President John F. Kennedy sports a single breasted suit and a skinny tie in 1960 alongside Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Dan Farrell/New York Daily News

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Actress Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis take children Kelly, 5, and Jamie, 2, with them as they sail from the Hudson River pier on the liner Argentina in 1961. Tony was off to Argentina to make a film. Phil Greitzer/New York Daily News

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A woman inserts a dollar bill into a vending machine that sells men’s shorts for 97 cents at Macy’s department store on 34th Street. George Mattson/New York Daily News

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A young couple rings in summer, dancing the night away in the Hamptons in August 1964. The woman wears matching patterns from head to toe. Dan Farrell/New York Daily News

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For summer fun in 1964, stylish ladies set out to the Hamptons for beach parties. Dan Farrell/New York Daily News

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Models (l. to r.) Gail MacDermott, Lillian Jarvis, Zwen Getter, Tynee Turner preview hairdos for holiday season at Statler Hilton. Gene Kappock/New York Daily News

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Flower power! A fashion model wears a teeny, daisy-encrusted bikini in June 1968. Gunnar Larsen/New York Daily News

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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

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Girls in racy fringe ensembles show off their moves at the Disc-Au-Go-Go in 1965. New York Daily News

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Tight slacks and snug evening gowns show the range of costumes worn by twisters in 1961. David McLane/New York Daily News

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Dressed up at the Carlyle Hotel (l.) or dressed down to bring John F. Kennedy Jr. to school in 1968 (r.), Jackie Kennedy was a vision in whatever she wore. Hal Mathewson/New York Daily News

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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