Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture at MAD

Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and ’70s. 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 Vietnam War protests and the civil rights movement, hippies, flower children, and other 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.

Start Date

March 2, 2017

End Date

August 20, 2017

Hours

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY

Event Type

Public

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Museum of Arts and Design 

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