Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography
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Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969

In 1969, LIFE magazine set out to take pictures of the trends that had enthralled American youth, like hippies and disco culture. Their vibrant colors, varied materials, and casual disregard for all that was proper were all captured in these awesome photos.

The 1960s counter-cultural revolution brought new groundbreaking styles of music, a new-found freedom, and a world made smaller by the ubiquitous TV. “The latest rule in girls’ high school fashion,” LIFE magazine wrote in 1969, “is that there isn’t any.” Though we possess unparalleled freedom today, many people’s fashion sense is still constrained. Consider the hipster: for all their counter-cultural claims, they are largely defined and even constrained by the mainstream that they oppose. Their disregard for the mainstream has become the mainstream.

 

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

The lunchtime fashion parade at California Woodside High, 1969,

– LIFE magazine.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Corona del Mar High School students Kim Robertson, Pat Auvenshine and Pam Pepin wear “hippie” fashions, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High schooler Lenore Reday stops traffic while wearing a bell-bottomed jump suit in Newport Beach, Calif., 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

A high school student walks toward classmates while wearing the “Mini Jupe” skirt, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High school teacher Sandy Brockman wears a bold print dress, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High school fashions, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High school students wearing “hippie” fashion, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High school student band, in California.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High school student wearing bell bottoms and boots, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Beverly Hills High School student Erica Farber, wearing a checkered and tiered outfit, walks with a boy, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Southern California high school students, 1969.”

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

High schooler Nina Nalhaus wears wool pants and a homemade jacket in Denver, Colo., 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Beverly Hills High classmates show off their fashions, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Southern California high school student wears old-fashioned tapestry skirt and wool shawl, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Southern California high schooler wears a buckskin vest and other hippie fashions, 1969.

Amazing Photos Reveal What High School Students’ Fashion Looked Like Back In 1969 -retro, history, fashion photography

Student Rosemary Shoong at Beverly Hills High School, wearing a dress she made herself, 1969.

More info: TIME (h/t: mashable/demilked)

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