A Visual History of Space-Age Fashion

"The 1960s space race was more than a measure of scientific progress. The anticipation of this next stage of humanity left an indelible impression on culture, too." While most would think it would be television shows like Star Trek, or technology of the future like cellphones, it also had great influence on fashion at the time. Find out how!


"President John F. Kennedy's vision of man reaching the moon soon spawned a throng of TV shows and films -- including cartoon sitcom "The Jetsons" and the "Star Trek" franchise -- all of which looked to cater to America's newfound interest in space travel."


"The success of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 only whetted appetites further. For fashion designers Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin and Thierry Mugler, it became the rocket that launched a thousand looks, as they centered whole collections around an intergalactic vision of the future."


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