Sail the Seas of Value.
From the Publisher
Austin Powers mercilessly parodied the look, but the films''
enormous success proved the enduring influence of mid-60s London
In April 1966, "Time" famously touted London as the new world
center of style. Forty years later, this book reconsiders the roles
played by designers like Mary Quant, celebrities like Twiggy,
boutiques like Biba, photographers like David Bailey, magazines,
and filmmakers in promoting a new, more relaxed, more colorful way
of dressing that reverberated around the world. Illustrated with
key pieces from the V&A''s fashion collection plus contemporary
photos, posters, and ephemera, the book relates fashion to the
rapidly changing social, economic, and aesthetic context of the
times, arguing for the central role it played not just on Carnaby
Street, but in 60''s pop culture.