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.