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Styling the Bay Area: 1960s-1970s Fashion

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:45PM-8:30PM

$10 for CHS and Shaping SF Members, $20 General Admission

Please RSVP (space is limited): https://fashioningthe1960s-1970s.eventbrite.com

TALKS • LOTS OF GRAPHICS & A FEW REAL GARMENTS • FOOD & DRINK

COME IN 60’S DRAG • EXPERIENCE THE GOOD OLD TIMES

Do you love the photos, posters, and movies that showed off Bay Area fashion in the 1960s and 1970s? Dig in, re-live, and dress up for a program that is informed and stylish!

Join Tracey Panek, Historian for Levi Strauss & Co. and Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, designer and author of Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art for presentations that are lively, deeply visual, and connect to a rich professional, cultural, and personal experience of fashion, in denim and beyond, in the Bay Area.

 

Tracey will discuss how Levi Strauss & Co. denim evolved from cowboy culture to the youth market in the 1960s through marketing (with music and more), rebel wear, and how Levi Strauss & Co. denim became a canvas for self-expression. She will show a few fantastic pieces including a pair of customized 505® jeans, White Levi’s® of the era, and Denim from Levi Strauss & Co. Denim Art Contest of 1973.

Alexandra will be mentioning denim and its role/importance to the 60’s-70’s fashion scene, but in addition to thrift store chic and Folkwear, she will present slides with embroidery on things other than denim, that are all part of that period of fashion. She will also focus on the underlying meaning of the counter-culture and its effect on the imagery, indeed what the imagery and the fashion tell us about the times.

Before the presentations, hang out for the pre-party and imbibe on local beer and wine while listening to the era’s music. After the presentations, stay for the costume contest! Submit your costume and strut your stuff to a panel of esteemed judges and win some great prizes!

 

Schedule for the night:

5:45 Doors Open to the public

5:45-6:30 Pre-Party

6:30-7:30 Presentations by Alexandra Jacopetti Hart and Tracey Panek

7:30-7:45 Question and Answer from the audience

7:45-8:15 Costume Contest judged by Tracey and Alexandra

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