Colleen Hill: "French Fashion Goes Pop"


French Fashion Goes Pop: 1960s Style and the Yé-Yé Singers
Colleen Hill
1 p.m.

Although 1960s fashion is often thought to have been dominated primarily by English trends, the yé-yé singers set the tone of the youth-oriented, pop-music scene in France. The  yé-yé style was led by Françoise Hardy and Sylvie Vartan—two of the most beautiful and captivating singers of their time. Part of a larger group of fashion-forward teenagers who had dubbed themselves Les Copains, these young women played a key role in developing a “juniors” style and a specifically French look.

Colleen Hill, Associate Curator of Accessories of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT), presents an illustrated look at this colorful time in Pop fashion. $5 members, $15 nonmembers. Reserve by calling 610-432-4333 ext 110, or buy tickets now at TicketLeap.