DIY Fashion, 1960s
Teens used cheap, thrifted, and remixed fashion to talk back to authority. Many wanted to opt out of consumer culture completely.
Others used cutting-edge style to define themselves, protest mainstream culture, and shock adults.
See Girlhood in 3D! Explore a model of the jeans.
Fashion Forward, 1960s
While some girls chose clothing that challenged gender roles, others adopted fashion-forward clothing that was daring and disruptive in its own way. They used fashion to challenge adult ideas of propriety.
See Girlhood in 3D! Explore a model of the paper dress.