Thursday, April 16, 2015


London in the 1960s was as central to the look and feel of that fabled era as any place on earth (including Laurel Canyon). The music that emerged from England (the Beatles, the Stones, the Who) was, in large part, the soundtrack of the 60s. The street scenes, especially along Carnaby Street in Soho, with Mods and hippies parading their utterly distinctive gear, provided youth culture around the world with exemplars of cool that are still embraced today. The fashions that emerged from London, as well as the models who made those fashions both hip and famous, still echo through pop culture. Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree and, of course, the extraordinary woman known as Twiggy, were the heavily made-up faces of Swingin' London itself.

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