The Day of the Peacock

The Day of the Peacock

Style for Men, 1963-1973

Book - 2011
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In the 1960s men's fashion witnessed an extraordinary rebirth that led to lasting social, cultural and commercial change- what media commentators came to coin the Peacock Revolution. The Day of the Peacock takes a fascinating look at the shops, celebrity photographers, tailors and fashionable dressers who made up the scene, all illustrated with photographs, outfits and ephemera drawn from the V+A's superb archives. Broad in range and scope, and neatly evoking the 60s atmosphere of optimism and opportunity, the author looks at the era's most dashing figures, including John Stephen, Tommy Nutter, Cecil Beaton, Mick Jagger and Patrick Lichfield. He also discusses such iconic shops as Granny takes a Trip, Blades, Hung on You and Mr Fish.
This richly illustrated personal memoir evokes a definitive break from the past, from a time when one could invariably guess a man's occupation from how he dressed, to a time when a man might make dressing himself his occupation.
Publisher: London : V&A, 2011
ISBN: 9781851776009
Branch Call Number: 391.1 R733d 2011
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm


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