Portraits from the 1960s

As part of our “Portraits of Glamorous Decades” Photography Project, we are looking for 3 women for 1960s celebrity style shoots.

Would you like to feel like a celebrity in the 60s? Are you ready for a great day out and an unforgettable experience? Our Glamour Sessions include Professional Makeup, Hair Styling, Wardrobe Styling, Gorgeous Gowns and Accessories and More.

Keep stunning magazine style portraits of the Amazing YOU, in elegant 1960s fashion!

The Project

We would like to capture a set of amazing glamour portraits that represent different times from the past century. We are looking for 21 women to participate in this exciting journey through history – 3 for each decades that inspired us. One of them is the 1960s. The rest are the 1920s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and modern days from the year 2000 until today.

We will organize an exhibition with the best images from each session, in our studio and online. We can’t wait to see them together.

For more information about the project please visit our previous blog post where all the details are listed. In this post we will only focus on the 1960s style.

The 1960s

The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history. It was marked by the civil right movements, the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, political assassinations and the emerging “generation gap”.

Fashion Trends

1960s fashion was bi-polar in just about every way. The early sixties were more reminiscent of the 1950s — conservative and restrained; certainly more classic in style and design.

The fashion of this time featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions. Small groups of young people in urban centers received large media publicity and began to heavily influence elite designers.

Examples include the mini skirt, go-go boots, neon colors, mismatched patterns, pillbox hat and fake eyelashes.

For the first time in the 19th Century, London, not Paris, was the center of the fashion world. The British Invasion didn’t stop with The Beatles. It swept into all parts of life, especially clothing.

1960s style

Some of the greatest icons were Twiggy, Sophia Loren, Jackie Kennedy and Bridget Bardot.

glamour photography

Contemporary architecture and sculpture were the most prevalent inspirations for fashion designers in 1960. There were also hints of the twenties and thirties with bloused, bias-cut clothes, long straight overblouse and sashed tunics, short skirts, closely fitting hats and exaggerated makeup (especially red lips) and short hair.

Culottes, divided skirts and trim trouser skirts were introduced for travel, street wear and evenings at home. Bead and sequin embroidered evening clothes sparkled the night away. The long dress of sequins or crystal beads had replaced the bouffant dress.

Skirts got a little bit shorter in 1960. While worn with low-heeled shoes it placed more attention on the leg.

1960s glamour

The hippie movement also exerted a strong influence on women’s clothing, including bell-bottom jeans, tie-dye and batik fabrics, as well as paisley prints.

hippie style

Our studio offers a few dresses and accessories in 1960s fashion.

More Information

For more information about this exciting project please call Janette on 0431 591 096 or get in touch with us through the Contact page. You can also also schedule a consultation via phone call or in person with us though our Booking page. You can also book your glamour session online.

If you would like to see more of our glamour work please visit our glamour gallery.

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