Photos of Paris During the 1960s

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Paris 1960s. Loomis Dean, LIFE

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Young ladies sun by the banks of the Seine, 1965. Keystone / Getty Images.

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Pet Cafe II Paris 1960s Photograph. Photo by Glenn McCurdy.

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Russian ballerina Sonia Petrovna, 1966. John Pratt / Getty Images.

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Paris Street Model 1960s. Photo by Glenn McCurdy.

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Paris 1960s. Photograph by Lies Wiegman.

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Twiggy 1960s Icon

Twiggy is best remembered as one of the first international supermodels and a fashion icon of the 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2009 catalogue of Style: Model as Muse Embodying Fashion stated that:

“Twiggy’s adolescent physique was the perfect frame for the androgynous styles that began to emerge in the 1960s. The trend was manifested in a number of templates: sweet A-line dresses with collars and neckties, suits and dresses that took their details from military uniforms, or, in the case of Yves Saint Laurent, an explicit transposition of the male tuxedo to women. Simultaneously, under the rubric of ‘unisex’, designs that were minimalistic, including Nehru suits and space-agey jumpsuits, were proposed by designers such as Pierre Cardin and Andre Courreges, and, most famously in the U.S.A., by Rudi Gernreich.”

Twiggy has been photographed by such noted photographers as Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Melvin Sokolsky, Ronald Traeger, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel.

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Twiggy by Lewis Morley, bromide fibre print, 1965

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Twiggy by Lewis Morley, bromide fibre print, 1965

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Twiggy by Jim Gray, 1960

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Fashion Photography by Irving Penn

 American Erving Penn (1917 – 2009) was the 20th century’s most influential photographer whose remarkable style set completely new standards to the fashion photography in the 1940s. Penn was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple grey or white backdrop and used this simplicity more effectively than other photographers. Expanding his austere studio surroundings, Penn constructed a set of upright angled backdrops, to form a stark, acute corner.

Penn’s career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake, and Clinique. His work has been exhibited internationally, and continues to inform the art of photography even after his death

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A Collection of Vintage Portraits by Karen Radkai

Information about Karen Radkai is very sparse. She was a staff photographer for Vogue magazine during the 50s and 60s and was married to a fellow photographer Poul Radkai.

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Portrait of Monica Vitti by Karen Radkai, 1968 via

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Karen Radkai, Portrait of Antonella Agnelli, Vogue, June 1966 via

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Model wearing a hat by Gailtzine, 1963. Photo by Karen Radkai via

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Karen Radkai, Françoise Dorléac, Paris 1964 via

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Photo by Karen Radkai, 1975 via

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Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong-Jones Wedding Day (1960)

Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, married photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones on May 6th 1960. Thousands lined the streets to witness the Queen’s younger sister get married. It was the first ever televised wedding, and 20 million viewers tuned in.

Princess Margaret made the journey from Clarence House to Westminster Abbey in the Glass Coach with the Duke of Edinburgh.

She dressed in white silk and sported a diamond tiara. Among the 2,000 guests in the church were the King and Queen of Sweden, and the traditional Church of England service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

After the ceremony, the pair travelled to Buckingham Palace where they waved to a delighted crowd.

The newlyweds boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia on the Thames and set off for a honeymoon in the Caribbean

Anthony Armstrong-Jones (now the Earl of Snowdon) and Princess Margaret had two children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones. Over time, Lord Snowdon got tired of official engagements, saying “I’m not royal; I’m just married to one.”

The couple officially separated in March 1976, and divorced two years later (source).

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Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 6, 1960.

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Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 6, 1960.

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Princess Margaret, May 6, 1960.

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Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 6, 1960.

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ELVIS PRESLEY & PRISCILLA WAGNER Wedding May 1, 1967

Shortly before Christmas 1966, Elvis had proposed to Priscilla. They got married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.

The wedding featured very few guests and was over in only eight minutes.

It was followed by a quick press conference and a $10,000 breakfast reception, attended by friends, family, and business associates from MGM, RCA, and the William Morris Agency.

Following the reception, Elvis and Priscilla boarded a private jet and enjoyed a short honeymoon in Palm Springs.

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Elvis and Priscilla

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