10 October 2016

V&A: You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970

The late 1960s was a revolutionary time for music as well as politics. The V&A's new exhibition covers the fast-changing period from 1966-1970. From global civil rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, consumerism and computing and community, to neo-liberal politics, You Say You Want a Revolution?... investigates the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal  changes that took place during this period, resulting in a fundamental shift in  the mindset of the Western  world.

More than 350 objects  encompassing  photography, posters, literature, music, design, film, fashion, artifacts and performance that defined the counterculture will illustrate the way that a whole generation shook off the confines of the past and their parents, radically revolutionising the way they lived their lives.

The swinging sixties section. Photo (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Feeling inspired by this exhibition we discovered lots of stand-out pieces from the swinging sixties at Vintage Modes.

Italian 1960s gold plated clip-on earrings, the intricate design is highlighted in cream paint, the flowers have a white centre, offered by Arabella Bianco

Gold "Alligator" model 1960s raincoat, available from June Victor at Vintage Modes

Original 1960s op-art dress, available from June Victor at Vintage Modes

Feathery white flower brooch, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery
Pink silk and feather hem dress, available from June Victor at Vintage Modes

1960s PVC cap, available from June Victor at Vintage Modes
1960s brightly coloured triangle drop clip earrings, available from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery


You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 is on at V&A until 26 February 2017.

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