After the hardship of war during the 1940s, women looked for a departure from the distress. They did so by following hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo. Soon enough they fell inspired by their glamorous styles and were compelled to achieve the feminine shape once more in the 1950s. Dior gave woman exactly that with his extravagant voluminous skirts. However, during the 1960s it was the youth that pushed fashion to the next step. With a constant inspiration source from pop culture and media, the new generation felt the urge to leave their stamp. MLKJ, John F Kennedy, The Beatles, Mary Quant, and the hippie movement were all key players in giving an innovative air to this time period. Pop culture and the media allowed new ideas to form more than ever before.
"Fashion serves as a thumbprint that society leaves behind and helps to define an era. It is the barometer of our culture," Steve Faerm stated. When I read this quote I couldn't help thinking how accurate it was. Fashion is society's way to reflect upon history; it is the attribute we make as generations.