Fashion is constantly looking to the past for inspiration. While we circle back through the decades and throwback trends rise in favor, it's no surprise that style elements from the '60s continue to reemerge again and again, proving that they have staying power no matter the era. Bringing to life unexpected silhouettes, bold new colorways, and a certain sense of insouciance that still manages to be impeccably tailored and chic, '60s style served up enough sartorial inspiration to last a lifetime.
The decade was an explosion of expression after the bottled up, pristine look of the '50s—bright colors took the main stage, and the world became fascinated with the London look. Mod style made a lasting impression, and everything about fashion was artful, fun, and free. From sleek sleeveless shift dresses to oversize sunglasses to bright head-to-toe whites, we've held on to the '60s style moments that will continue to resonate today and tomorrow.
Head below to revisit the celebrities with the most iconic '60s style that looks just as cool today.
Twiggy became the face of '60s style with her iconic mod look.
To this day we're still enamored with Jane Birkin's take on French-girl dressing.
Jackie O. remains one of the most stylish first ladies of all time—her tailored suiting and oversize sunglasses will never go out of style.
Hollywood's favorite ingenue left an indelible mark on fashion, not to mention her status as muse to Hubert de Givenchy.
Yoko Ono embodied an eclectic take on both fashion and self-expression, suiting up in now-iconic ensembles made up of statement hats, oversize sunglasses, and head-to-toe whites.
No one did '60s glamour quite like The Supremes. "Glamour was our signature," Mary Wilson, a founding member and longest-running participant, told The New York Times. "Even when we were 15 years old and auditioning for Motown Records, we were wearing pearls we bought from Woolworth."
This English top model—considered one of the world's first supermodels—nailed the ultra-mod look of the '60s and is credited as one of the first to launch the miniskirt.
This bona fide It girl had a lasting impression on fashion, making famous her platinum blonde bob and mod eye makeup.
This model and singer's fashion looks would win style superlatives today, whether it's her bohemian maxi dresses, her patterned jumpsuits, or her fur-trimmed pants.
This '60s screen siren was one of the first to inspire the world's obsession with French dressing. From summer dresses and Breton stripes to straw hats and her signature cat eye, her go-to looks are just as stylish today.