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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Swank Events August Features the BYRNE Shrimpton Outfit in Berry - An Iconic 1960s Jet Set Look which women loved & lived during this decade

Before the 1960s, young women were expected to dress in conformity with 
their mothers, largely based on Parisian couture. 

The 1960s was a politically charged decade of revolution and change. 
Youth protests, demonstrations and ideologically differed from the 
morality and the mannerisms of their parents. The youth believed that 
they no longer needed to follow the rules of the middle class. 

The miniskirt had controversial origins which were sewn from these 
political seeds. Today, we take for granted our hemlines - as their rise and 
fall is based on styling trends rather than politics.

The “Mini” (as it was commonly referred to), not only celebrated youth and 
their zest for life – but it also symbolized great opportunity. 

The Mini was born out of a grassroots movement from the girls in the streets. 
It possessed a 'Look at me' quality and made the statement that 'Life was great.'"

Mod fashion pioneer Mary Quant had a fashion boutique called Bazaar on King's Road 
in London, and named the miniskirt after her favorite car - the Mini Cooper. 

Her work represented a distinctive departure in fashion. 
She sold clothes that reflected the street ideas of the day’s youth which 
had nothing to do with the established Paris fashion houses. 

Jean Shrimpton was an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London 
and is considered to be one of the world's first supermodels. 

She caused a still during her 1965 trip to Australia 

when she arrived at the very traditional and old-school Melbourne Cup 

event wearing a white shift cut above the knee. 

Shrimpton was there to promote a new synthetic fiber for Dupont. She said that 
the company hadn't given her dressmaker enough fabric to make a longer dress. 
The scandal grew even more since she wore no hat, gloves or stockings. 

This BYRNE Shrimpton Outfit represents one of those iconic vintage 
items that is synonymous with the 1960s and that carefree jet set lifestyle 
which women loved and lived during this decade.
This outfit comes with color-matched dropped pendant earrings.  

The best part about this fabulous Shrimpton Outfit is that you are really getting two 
wearable pieces. The colors are an amazing blue berry & green in swirl geometric print.
It also comes in Black, Lime, White & VIiolet.

The repetitive cutouts define the waist and the trestle-like neckline straps 
are smartly used to refine the cut on both pieces. The look is fluid  
with each piece complementing the other seamlessly.

Store: B Y R N E
Designer: byrnedarkly.cazalet
Product: Shrimpton Outfit- Berry 
Collection: Retro Mania
Release: August 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

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