A Revolution in Culture and Fashion Happened
In 1965, London-based fashion designer Mary Quant debuted the miniskirt in New York City at a fashion event called “Youthquake.” Ms. Quant came up with the daring new style, which showed off a woman’s thighs, after she observed young women in her London neighborhood roll up the waistbands of their skirts to make the hemlines even higher than the knee-baring styles. From then on, the miniskirt became one of the defining fashions of the era.
Around the same time, master hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who partnered with Ms. Quant to define the 1960s “mod” style, opened his first hair salon in the US on New York City’s Madison Avenue. His geometric haircuts liberated women of their long tresses, and he did away with the hours spent on hair maintenance.
Above: American model Peggy Moffitt sporting a Vidal Sassoon haircut, bright pink stockings, and black- andgrey tweed miniskirt and jacket on October 7, 1965.
Left: Fashion designer Mary Quant having her hair cut by hairdresser Vidal Sassoon.