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My trip to the De Young Art Museum: Summer Of Love

June 3, 2017

Because I couldn't go to the SAIC Fashion Resource Center in Chicago due to personal reasons, I have decided to write about my experiences at the De Young Art Museum in San Francisco. And it was a very fortunate time to be there because I got see a rather fantastic exhibit on a very important fashion time. The Summer of Love in 1967.


 In this picture, it shows few of the many iconic looks that defined the look of the Summer of Love that basically put the style of the seventies on the map. With their loose clothing and boheimian inspired look, it truly defined this inspiring time. And maybe perhaps the time that is happening right now.



This iconic dress was created by Birgitta Bjerke in 1967 as part of her collection called 100% Birgitta. And by judging of what it obviously looks like, it's no wonder why this dress is called "Hands."


This dress is created by the famous Betsy Johnson in 1970. She has always been know for the knitted dress and iconic knit designs.


This is a Yves Saint Laurent Dress. Which is unusual to say least as he was know for creating sharper and more couture looks.


Another Birgitta Bjerke Dress. Made in 1972. Which is made entirely out of Crocheted Wool.


The two designs below were made by known artists but the look of the designs overall defined the seventies to be a time to once again customize your clothes to each personality in order to make the outfits seem more than just generic



My experience overall to the museum was amazing. The exhibit was more than just simply about the fashion of the Summer of Love, but it was about the music and the art that basically inspired the fashion of the seventies. It's not only a celebration of what's in the past. But maybe what is coming back into the present. Which makes me think about what I want to base my collection around.


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