‘Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture’ (Through Sunday, August 20)

    Date: 03/23/2017 - 08/20/2017

    Time: All Day

    Location: Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan)

    Price: Included with admission, pay-what-you-wish Thursdays from 6-9 pm

    Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture swept away the conformism of the previous decade and professed an alternative lifestyle whose effects still resonate today. Moved by the rejection of a materialist and consumerist interpretation of the American Dream, Counterculture youths embraced ideals of self-sufficiency and self-expression. Against the backdrop of the Vietnam War protests and the civil rights movements, hippies, flower children, and idealistic young people shunned the cultural standards of their parents, embraced the struggle for racial and gender equality, used drugs to explore altered states of consciousness, and cultivated a renewed dimension of spirituality.

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