“The times they are a-changing,” words once sung by a budding folk singer by the name of Bob Dylan, seem not only applicable to the upheaval of values and barriers in the 1960s, but also an industry that thrives on reinvention. Even as we peer into our closets – no matter how frightening the state they may currently reside – we can see phases of our personality beaming in front of us like old friends saying hello.
So, as we approached the inevitable question of what to wear for the day, we checked off the different references and genres in our heads and hangers, which got us thinking. Whether we feel like channeling Twiggy in a mod swinging mini-dress or Sporty Spice in a pair of platform Converse, it’s all there: these major fashion moments.
From movies to mishaps, this industry rolls with the punches, doing it in a style that can only be accessorized and triumphed by some of the world’s most influential creatives. With that, we decided to search through our DVD collections, books and magazine archives to collect some of the most influential moments we’ve seen since the early 20th century.
Trust us, this memory lane is looking more and more like a runway that you won’t want to miss. Strut through the slideshow to see our 50 most memorable fashion moments, work it!