Glam Rock Part 1: It Started With a Hippie

The 60's came with a new found care free attitude towards dressing and music. The hippie culture already existed, but it hadn’t reached the level of awareness it did after artists and young people of the time embraced it. Call them rebellious; they turned their back to the norms of the society, they where advocates for freedom so naturally they went against authority and explored alternative ways of dressing. Hippies were the forerunners of DIY, they created their own accessories using flowers and peace symbols, their outfits consisted of a combination of different pieces like beaded necklaces, head bands, scarf's, floppy hats, bell bottoms ,maxi dresses, flowing skirts, Gladiator sandals and mini skirts.Ironically being a hippie was not about the fashion, it was about the life style. Hippies were not trying to look fashionable instead they made the extra effort to show the irrelevance of fashion through their outfits.*interesting how anti fashion became fashionable*.
 Some hippies also got influenced by the bohemian culture, so their dressing exhibited exposure to both the  bohemian and hippie culture which gave birth to what is now known as boho chic.The term “boho chic” was first of all used to tag the style of John Paul Getty's wife Talitha's which had a hippie/bohemian esque making her the original boho queen. Patrick Lichfield shot on image of her on their rooftop in Marrakech where she embodied the elements that represent the boho chic style.
Decade's later Kate Moss style was also looked at in the same light. She wore, maxi dresses, floppy hats, bell bottoms and clothes with a baggy silhouette. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Mischa Barton, Elle Macpherson, and many others are popularly known for being connoisseur's of the luxe grunge style.

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