Fashion: In the 1960s fashion was bi-polar in just about every way. The early sixties were more expressive. The late 1960s were the exact opposite. Bright, swirling colors. Tie-dye shirts and long hair and beards were commonplace. Woman wore unbelievably short skirts and men wore tunics and capes. The foray into fantasy would not have been believed by people just a decade earlier.
Cars: Cars from the 1960s were simply the best people said. Not too modern, not too old. Just right. Mustang. Camaro. Road Runner. The list goes on and on. Detroit stated 1964 models were designed with serious consideration for the needs & tastes of American women. Women represented over 1 million sales a year.
1966 models brought the first front-wheel drive car since 1937. People were shocked that someone would make a car that would pull by its front wheels.
Color Stories: Colors were inspired by nature. Green, gold, orange and yellow were very popular and could be found on everything from clothes to home décor, and even cars. Previous eras had similar popular colors, but in the ’60s they were pumped up to vibrant hues. Combinations such as fuchsia pink and tangerine orange were placed side-by-side. Bright and metallic vinyl wallpapers are used. Contrasts in black-and white were also popular.
Furniture: Furniture was made of metal, glass, wood and PVC, and sometimes combinations of these. New technologies allowed furniture to be made from molded plastic and formed into organic or space age shapes. A lot of furniture was designed to be disposable and temporary. Homes were now being built with casual family rooms or dens in addition to having just a formal living room.
Movie Stars: Pat Boone, Cher, Sally Field and Paul McCartney.
Artist: Andy Warhol; was one of the most prolific and popular artists of his time. He was born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements.
Andy Warhol’s Art: