TARTAN FASHION - 1960s
See below for a collection of vintage images showing the influence of Scottish tartan patterns, on the fashionable set, in the 1960s.
1960s Fashion prior to the British invasion in 1964 was a continuation of the late 1950s with cool, conservative refined styles that were the essence of the Camelot years of Jackie Kennedy. But with the Beatles came fashion influences not strictly from Paris or Milan but from now from “swinging” London. Mary Quant in London from her boutique store hit upon the winning combinations and created the demand for the mini skirt and "mod" fashion leading right into the beginning of counterculture hippie style based on non-conformity, with bright colors, psychedelic patterns, tie-dye, and pop art motifs.
Seventeen Magazine, February 1968
It's tartan! It's vinyl! It's tartan vinyl! And thigh high boots - probably vinyl.
Vogue UK 1969
1968 with Colleen Corby for Seventeen Magazine in bold, big tartan! And the poor laddie in grey jersey crouching in the background ...
August 1966 Seventeen Magazine
A pink buffalo check evening gown by Pierre Cardin, Vogue 1960
Susan Van Wyck, Colleen Corby and Terry Reno modeling inside of Seventeen magazine, August 1966
1967 Guy LaRoche jumpsuit (with guinea pig)
1966 with Celia Hammond in the ultimate in mod chic in a tartan/plaid suit by Molyneux.
Jockey cap by Adolfo, gaiters by Evans, photo by Penn, Vogue magazine.
c. 1969 Ad for Singer Sewing Machines "Go for Kilt Kick"