To the New ElizabethansStreaming Video - 2007
Drabness and shortages marked the years after World War II, until Dior's New Look arrived. And then a parade of innovations: artificial fibers, separates, casual clothes, stiletto heels and witches' toes, Teddy boys and zoot suits-an example of fashion coming from below and not above. It took 15 years from the introduction of the lady's pantsuit until a woman wearing pants was admitted to a tony London restaurant; meanwhile, Mary Quant arrived with clothes made for young people, miniskirts, tights. Boutiques were in. And above all, people asserted their own personalities in selecting their clothes, instead of letting "fashion" dictate.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1975