I must admit the WallStreet Journal is getting much better at fashion articles, in fact that is where I got this post, originally written by Megan Buerger.
Before today’s hipster movement, there were the hippies. Both have loud and different fashion choices that reflect their political views. “Time has made [the hippies] a charming generation but we have to remember that when they first emerged, they were making a statement that offended a lot of people. They were daring and avant-garde and liberating. They were very radical back then.” Lauren Whitley.
The hippie style is hard to define because the beauty of it was “anything goes.” The real hippies mixed everything together and often made their own clothing. Twiggy along side other influential fashion world ladies often asked tailors to turn quilts into skirts and gowns.
If you’d like to read the full story in the WallStreet Journal it was published in the Weekend section of July 13-14, or you can read it here. BackInStyle.com has lots of items from the 60s and 70s, shop by era here.