mod fashions, carnaby street, london 1966

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We never knew studs in clothes could look quite so wonderful until we stumbled on this picture of London’s Carnaby Street in 1966, the center of mod at the time. (If you’re tempted, Studs and Spikes has all you’ll need to get going.)

Here are The Kinks singing their 1966 hit,  Dedicated Follower of Fashion.

Photo from Art 247.

4 Responses to mod fashions, carnaby street, london 1966

  1. Elizabeth 02.05.2011 at 12:50pm #

    Since I’m reading Keith Richards’ autobiography, this goes along quite well! Thanks for the fantastic links —

  2. who 02.06.2011 at 12:57am #

    It’s a nice shot, they look like a parallelogram among four equiangular “V”‘s with the two guy V’s at the ends carrying an invisible rod almost perpendicular, checking the angles.

  3. Shelley Handler 01.11.2019 at 12:39am #

    I like that you featured Carnaby Street at its swingin’ peak. One thing you should know, those clothes were not decorated with studs or spikes. That came later, as a punk thing. Those swingin’ Londoners are wearing clothes embellished with pearl buttons, in a much-modified version of the suits worn by the Pearly Kings and Queens, who are peacock Cockneys known for their pearl-button-encrusted gear.

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  4. Sally Schneider 01.15.2019 at 10:16am #

    OHHHH, what a revelation. Even more beautiful. Thank you.

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