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A-Line Dresses

The A-line was first introduced by Christian Dior in 1955, but the style was too extreme a departure from the tiny waist, full skirt...

Adidas

The name Adidas actually came from the brand’s creator, Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler. Founded in 1920, Adidas revolutionised the lacklustre athletic performance shoe market, making an...

Afghan Coats

The Afghan Coat was a fur-lined and trimmed sheepskin or goatskin coat, sometimes with intricate embroidery decoration, but often crudely made. Particularly loved by hippies...

Afro

The hair-do that simply exploded out of the head - BOOM! Also the hair-do that told everyone you were bigger, better and badder than all...

After Shave

The liberated new man of the 70s was not afraid of scents. A whole new arm of the perfume industry opened up especially to...

Angel Sleeve Dresses/Blouses

The flower children hippies of the 1960s let go of convention and shrouded themselves in soft and fluid fabrics when they adopted the gypsy style wardrobe. Angel...

Angels Flight Suits

Coordinated disco suit with jacket, vest, and flared pants. The accompanying shirt had to be a shiny satin with large collar.

Ankle Bracelets

Adorning the ankles with chains called anklets, or ankle bracelets, was a popular teen trend during the 50s that has remained an exotic accessory...

Annie Hall Look

The biggest fashion influence on America's young women in 1977 was neither a New York designer like Halston or Calvin Klein nor a European...

Aqua Net

Aqua Net's glue-like hold has been making hair happy for decades: teen girls fumigated their parents' bathrooms when they were shellacking their beehives back...

Avon Ladies

"Ding Dong, Avon Calling" The most successful door-to-door makeup enterprise in history, Avon has been bringing front door service to housewives since 1886. The company...

Baby Doll Dresses

During the swinging 60s, men advanced to walking on the moon, and ladies reverted back to infancy. The 60s rejected the voluptuous hourglass curves of...

Ballerina Pumps

It all started with a simple request. "All-American look" fashion designer Claire McCardell commissioned dance shoe manufacturer Capezio to create a comfortable, yet fashion-savvy...

Banana Clips

These long, toothy hair accessories made your skimpy little ponytail look long 'n' layered. Very popular in the early to mid-80s and still available in...

Bandana

A simple cotton handkerchief, or sometimes just a crude cut of cloth, the bandana first became associated with the Old West. The cloth neckerchief...

Beehive Hair

The 1950’s reveled in the outrageous works of art created from hair, and the bubble-like bouffant was teased to even greater height and tamed...

Bellbottoms

Another hangover from the 60s. Pants which were tight at the top and baggy at the bottom. They were based on naval uniform pants which...

Belt Buckles

As fashion merged into one unanimous look in the 70s (denim flares and decal tees), your badge of pride was a huge metal belt...

Benetton

Controversy abounds when Benetton is around. The brainchild of founder Luciano Benetton, the Italian company has shocked, disturbed, and inspired since 1965. The "United Colors...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...