The emergence of the boutique in Britain during the early 60s marks a vital moment in the history of fashion. Not just a retail revolution, the boutique, epitomized by Mary Quant's first store ‘Bazaar', was also a cultural phenomenon – a symbol of the rise of youth culture and the youthful desire for independence and personal freedom.
In this talk, fashion historian Angela Lassig will chart the rise of boutique culture in the back streets and side alleys of 60s Auckland, exploring the fashion, music and makeup that energised a generation.
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Image credits: Playdate, March 1968, p59 | Playdate, Feb 1966, p79 | Playdate, May 1966, p89.