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From Mad Men to Mod Women: Fashion in the 1960s

2nd Floor, Art Hallway Gallery

September 15 – October 25, 2010

Inspired by the current television show Mad Men and the retro '60s fashions we are seeing today, the exhibition features 1960s Saturday Evening Post covers, images from the Library’s circulating picture collection, and magazine fashion spreads. This six-case exhibition is a brief survey of fashion in a decade that saw monumental changes in western culture–in music, fashion, and social roles. It touches on some of the highlights of fashion at the time.

The Art Department has many books on fashion – both circulating and reference copies. Fashion is classed in the call number 391. A section of circulating books on this subject can be found on your left as you walk into the Art Department. If you don’t find what interests you there, please ask one of the reference librarians for help, as there are a number of additional books in the closed reference section.

From September 20th to October 15th, a number of circulating books and DVDs on the subject of fashion will be on display on the back of the desk in the main lobby of Parkway Central.

 

Tags: Exhibitions, art, fashion

Twiggy on the cover of Vogue magazine, July 1967
Twiggy on the cover of Vogue magazine, July 1967
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Fri, October 01, 2010
Need to check this collection. Thanks a lot! Shafagh
Shafagh - Olney
Sun, April 17, 2011
Is this collection still available or have I missed it now???
Carla - Canada
Mon, April 18, 2011
The exhibition is over, but you can see pictures of fashions from the 1960s and many decades if you come into the Print & Picture collection at the Central Library.
Karen L. - Art Dept.
Fri, September 30, 2011
i love is :)
saaid - pa
Thu, March 08, 2012
I have to confess that vintage is my thing. Right now I cant stop watching ,because they have the best outfits ever. The dresses that the women wear in the series highlight the feminine figure and make it look fabulous.
Natalia - Baltimore
Wed, March 14, 2012
I have to confess that vintage is my thing. Right now I cant stop watching ,because they have the best outfits ever. The dresses that the women wear in the series highlight the feminine figure and make it look fabulous.
Natalia Ramirez - TOWSON, MD
Thu, March 15, 2012
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xxdevil - Ukrain
Wed, June 27, 2012
I dont like it, it is not like girls are walking outside with just bikins on LIKE COME ON GIRLS.
GIRLS RIGHTS 24/7 - philadelphia
Wed, June 27, 2012
I take bake what i said before sorry girls did not mean any harm and forgive me to that talented artist i should have read the whole thing my bad
GIRL RIGTHS 24/7 - philadelphia
Wed, July 04, 2012
I love fashion, and this is a great article. THank you and goodnite! yours, EVA TORTORA
EVA TORTORA - none
Sat, October 20, 2012
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Sheela - Turkey
Tue, May 21, 2013
So bummed I missed this. My daughters are really into fashions of the 1960s and 70s. They would've loved this.
michael
Tue, May 21, 2013
@Michael. If you're girls are into fashions of the 70s, they should check out this. http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/girls-maxi-dress
duncan - San Francisco
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