In the 1960s, deep cultural changes were altering the role of women in American society. More girls went on to higher education and in 1962 there were over 26,000 girls at university. Having lived away from home, and with greater intellectual and financial independence, many women could now have aspirations beyond being a wife or mother.
Akiko on the Black Lava of Hawaii, 1965 by Hiro
Dress by Pierre Cardin, photo by Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1960.
1959 coats Hubert de Givenchy and Balenciaga
Dovima in hat by Hattie Carnegie photo Horst P. Horst, Vogue, 1954
'Having a Topping Time', socialite Alice Topping, relaxing by the poolside in Palm Beach, 1959, by photographer Slim Aarons
Slim Aarons vibes in Maggy Frances SS14 Shrimpton shift dress in Honolulu floral, paired with vintage Emilio Pucci sandals (c. 1960s), vintage belt (c. 1970s)
1959: Socialite Alice Topping relaxing at a poolside in Palm Beach.
Dorian Leigh in a wool/mohair coat by Lilli Ann and hat by Mr.John, photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue Nov. 1952 | black and white #fashion
Photographer Horst P Horst For Vogue, 1950
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52 Photos Of Classic Cool That Will Make You Wish We Dressed Like We Used To - Four women on the beach in the 1950s.
1960s Spadea pattern, Duchess of Windsor cocktail/evening dress with empire waistline and bow detailing.
Photo by Karen Radkai, 1952
Jackie Kennedy aboard Honey Fitz, August, 1963.
Woman in a bikini at the beach in Deauville, France, August 1951: photo Robert Capa
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Stunning Larry Aldrich Suit - 1956