Almost overnight she became the face of the decade; instantly recognisable, she’s been immortalised on everything from Andy Warhol screen prints to M&S shopping bags.
Today, we can thank the decade for culottes, geometric prints and boxy silhouettes. The essential ingredients of her good-girl-gone-bad aesthetic were lashings of eyeliner, chandelier earrings, mini mod dresses with sheer black tights and a crop of platinum hair – one day to be celebrated by Sienna Miller in the film .
No 1960s fashion round-up would be complete without mentioning Twiggy, real name Lesley Hornby.
After a decade of cinched waists, full skirts and impeccable hair and makeup, many fashion traditions were broken in an act of rebellion, mirroring the momentous social and political changes of the decade.
It was the era where no skirt was too short and no beehive too high.
The free-spirited actress’ penchant for care-free classics and her laissez-faire spirit earned her instant world recognition in the sixties, while her gap-teeth and quirky French-meets-British dress sense charmed Serge Gainsbourg.
We love the fact she carried basket bags before they became a major trend circa SS17.Patti Boyd’s enchanting modish style, flippy hair, and endless legs ensured she was the inspiration behind some of the greatest hits of the 60s.The former wife of both Eric Clapton and George Harrison was the quintessential sixties beauty and a favourite of Mary Quant – she was quite the unsung style hero of the decade.Then came the off-duty style game; she was an utter champion of chic capri pants and ballet pumps. In 1960, Jean Shrimpton brought the fashion world to a halt.Unlike the more voluptuous models of the 1950s that came packaged with stiff aristocratic poses, this leggy British brunette broke the modelling mould entirely with her super slender frame.The (even shorter) elfin crop was made famous by Mia Farrow in the late 1960s and still continues to inspire the hair world today.