60’s Style Icons
The onset of the 1960’s decade brought a lot of new style trends with it. There were a number of popular actors, actresses and several other famous entertainers who became style icons in the 60’s. Their fans wanted to look like them and dress like them. They also wanted their same hairstyles and same makeup looks. Below, Lionesse examines some of the most famous and well-known fashion and style trendsetters of the 1960’s decade.
This 1960’s fashion icon was from Paris, France. She quickly rose to fame when she began modeling for popular magazines such as Elle. Brigitte was appealing, and men were completely mesmerized by her. She was renowned as a “sex kitten,” but over time, she overcame the reputation.
Bardot’s 1960’s style was a flirty one. She starred in Beach Party and revitalized bikini fashion. She wore bikinis that featured vibrant, bright and sunny colors, which made them both trendier and sexier.
Jacky Kennedy was from Southhampton, NY. She was married to the 35th US President, John F. Kennedy. She was also an embodiment of both elegance and beauty. Kennedy was the premier “First Lady Fashion icon” of the 60’s decade. Her most renowned contribution to 1960’s fashion was the pillbox hat. She was also recognized for her chic close-waist dresses. Many young women back then admired her style. Her 1960’s pillbox hats were both conservative and classy, and they were designed by Halston.
Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian
Cher was a performer, an actress and a vocalist from El Centro, CA. Her early career was mainly singing and dancing. She and her husband Sonny Bono performed together. They had a TV show called The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
Cher was a very popular 60s fashion icon. She was famous for her loud and unabashed fashion statements used in her shows as well as in her on-stage performances. She is one of the 60s fashion icons who made fluorescent halter tops and bell-bottomed pants stylish and popular. She was also recognized for her simple 1960s hairstyle. She wore loose straight hair and alluring rocked bangs.
Supermodel Jean Shrimpton was from Buckinghamshire. She joined the Lucie Clayton Charm Academy and studied modeling, and at age 17, she began her modeling career. She appeared in the pages of a variety of magazines and on the covers of Elle, Vogue, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Ladies’ Home Journal, and even Time Magazine. Shrimpton was regarded as the world’s first supermodel.
Shrimpton was one of the most well-known 60s decade fashion icons. In the mid-60s, she introduced the miniskirt look. The early 60’s trends that were started by Jacky Kennedy were transformed through Shrimpton. Shrimpton started the miniskirt trend with a bang and it was completely unintentional. The miniskirt look became the new 60s trend after Shrimpton was spotted in Melbourne, Australia wearing a white shift dress with hemline that was nearly 4 inches above her knees.
She was a 1960s fashion icon and highly recognized actress. She was both a fashion icon, and a Hollywood icon. Even still today, Hepburn is thought of as one of the greatest 60s fashion icons as well as a remarkable philanthropist.
She made the pixie hairdo more popular when she was spotted both off and on-camera with the short fashionable pixie hairstyle. Hepburn paired her stylish ‘do with her drainpipe jeans and other casual 60’s decade apparel.