Fashion underwent a huge makeover in the ’60s thanks to the likes of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Janis Joplin. The mod scene out of London and the Flower Power movement in San Francisco put the youth in the driver’s seat of innovative fashion trends with mass marketers following close behind. Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution, a new exhibit at FIT, follows these two cultural uprisings from their inception and the young consumers who flocked to innovative boutiques to buy clothes by new designers such as Betsey Johnson. More than 30 garments, accessories, videos, and other related media are featured, including fashions by Yves Saint Laurent, André Courrèges, and Giorgio di Sant’Angelo.
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: March 6. Continues through April 7, 2012