The Sixties

The colours of freedom

12 February 2010 > 31 December 2010

During the 1960s, western women experienced unprecedented freedom in terms of clothes. They won the right to wear trousers at all times of the day, whatever the circumstances, giving them the freedom to uncross their legs, take long strides, or sprawl in comfortable sofas without a care, as well as the right to display their knees and thighs, clad in multicoloured tights.

This growing freedom was perhaps the most visible expression of a far-reaching and irreversible movement in the development of the feminine condition in our society.

The Costume and Lace Museum retraced the path of this freedom through its collections.