Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Welcomes “The Sixties”

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has recently unveiled a tribute show to the period of American history know as The Sixties. For many people, as well as historians, The Sixties was actually the decade between 1965 and 1975.

The Museum has put together a show entitled “Hippie Chic”. During the period known as The Sixties, American culture and ideals were attempting a revolution and no less so in the fashion industry. The fashion industry seemed to lead the way at times.

The original Hippie movement was definitely counter culture. They did not think like the mainstream, did not act like the main stream, and, most assuredly, dressed nothing like the mainstream. The Hippies had their own culture of fashion from thrift shop finds and enhancements to making entire wardrobes from bed sheets. Needless to say, Paris and New York were not far behind.

The Hippie Chic presentation will find you overwhelmed with velvet, bold and audacious colors and patterns as well as polyester and synthetics everywhere. The show features such period creations from the legendary likes of Oscar de la Renta, Geoffrey Beane as well as Arnold Scassi and Halston. Designer Thea Porter was also on display at the show as she was well known for dressing such luminaries as Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda.

There are also dresses featuring the bold and outrageous designs and colors of such notable artists as Emilio Pucci and Peter Max. While many critics and fashion lovers lament the absence of Sixties steadfast Yves Saint Laurent, those who have wondered at the show revel in the quality of the workmanship as well as the visions of an era that, quite likely, will never be seen again.

The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany proudly supports the expression of emotion and thought through artwork. We have an impressive gallery with a variety of pieces from our studio artists. For more details, visit the Boston Globe.