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FUNNY CLOTHES sprang from several directions. Originals like Hope Stansbury with her eclectic mix of vintage clothes had always been accepted downtown. My 1969 jumpsuit took a ritzy leisure look out of the magazines onto the street. Allegra’s 1961 dancer look was an extension of a beatnik style originating in Paris’ Left Bank. The hippie look (here in “Hair” on Broadway, 1968) mixed Beatles-cuts, Third World fabrics and garments, and things like jeans and sandals borrowed from the proles and the poor.

FUNNY CLOTHES sprang from several directions. Originals like Hope Stansbury with her eclectic mix of vintage clothes had always been accepted downtown. My 1969 jumpsuit took a ritzy leisure look out of the magazines onto the street. Allegra’s 1961 dancer look was an extension of a beatnik style originating in Paris’ Left Bank. The hippie look (here in “Hair” on Broadway, 1968) mixed Beatles-cuts, Third World fabrics and garments, and things like jeans and sandals borrowed from the proles and the poor.

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