Thursday, August 6, 2009
Mad Men, Woodstock, And The Death Of Fashion
"There’s a reason why no one has created a computer program that allows you to create a cartoon version of yourself as a hippie."
"It’s because that’s called a Halloween costume and at one point or another, we’ve all dressed as a hippie, knocked on a door, and said 'Trick or treat, man.'’’ Boston Globe
While I love Janis Joplin (above) and think she was the most powerful performer I've ever seen, the writer is right about Hippie fashion.
On the other hand, the fashions featured in such exquisite detail in "Mad Men," set in 1960-1964 (the final years of what we think of as the Fifties) have inspired a make-your-own-avatar site, which has been wildly popular. And they have influenced current fashion as well.
Time certainly has a way of separating the wheat from the chaff.