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False Eyelashes

False eyelashes were already a common accessory for women by the 1960s, but when Twiggy’s long and lush lashes made her famous, girls wanted...

Duffle Coats

John Partridge, a British purveyor of outerwear, began to design and offer the duffle coat for sale in 1887. The look back then was...

Chelsea Boots

First appearing in the 1960s, Chelsea boots featured a slim, ankle-high top with a wedge block heel. The boot returned heels to the fashion...

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...

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...

Sweaters

  The soft fuzzy feeling of a sweater comforted many a lady and her beau in the backseat of Dad's car in the 1950s. Female sex...

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...

Wallet Chains

The concept of a wallet chain came from 1950s biker culture when leather and metal combined to create the fearsome image of bike gangs. Like...

Petticoats

Crinolines and petticoats had last been seen on the likes of Scarlett O'Hara when corsets and sausage curls were in style, but never count...

Circle Skirts

No 1950s girl's afternoon would have been complete without hours of sitting on the floor, her skirt pooling around her in a big circle,...

Crepe Soles

Soft, squishy and ugly . . . nothing was as comfortable as the crepe-soled shoe. Like walking on a cloud, crepe soles had that...

Davy Crockett Caps

Thanks to Walt Disney and his Disneyland TV series, the pioneer spirit of frontiersman Davy Crockett came into the family rooms across America in...

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Boombox/Ghetto Blaster

A boombox (or Ghetto Blaster) - basically a large but portable cassette player with two or more loudspeakers - was first developed by Philips...

Ketchips

"Crispy, spiky tubes of delicious mashed potato with a real tomato ketchup centre" Take Britain's favourite food - chips - and inject them with Britain's...

Superball

Wham-O’s Super Ball was the brainchild of chemist Norman Stingley. By combining certain super-secret compounds under extreme pressure and temperature, Stingley developed a material...

Abigail

Abigail became the undisputed Number One female sex symbol in Australia during the 1970's, primarily as a result of her playing Bev Houghton in...

Allen Klein

Allen Klein was born in Newark on 18 December 1931 and spent several years in an orphanage after his mother's death during his infancy....

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein was born on 19 September 1934, in Rodney Street, Liverpool - an exclusive area well known for its concentration of doctors. The...