Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hippie Chic at the MFA Boston

Left to right: Woman's Jacket by Bary and Yoscha Finch, 1970 (museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Muse) / Woman's Ensemble in 3 Parts by Roy Halston Frowick (Halston), about 1970 (museum purchase with funds donated anonymously). Photographs © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Spring may be all about mod, but the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is delving into a very different area of '60s fashion come summer. With its upcoming exhibit, Hippie Chic, the MFA takes a look at the counterculture fashions that appeared alongside the social and political upheavals of the late '60s and early '70s - fashions that both rejected haute couture and, in turn, influenced it.

Hippie Chic will feature around 50 ensembles, many of them new acquisitions, and will run from July 16 through November 11. The phrase "Get psyched!" never seemed so appropriate. More photos follow...

Patrick Litchfield Wearing Mr. Fish, 1971. Copyright © 1971 Rex USA. No use without permission.
(Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Dress by Thea Porter, about 1970 (gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf). Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


  1. I can't wait to see this! So excited!


  2. I will most definitely need to stop by to view this! Thank you for the preview xo

  3. Such a fun exhibit! I'm going to need to go to this.


  4. LOVE. I'll definitely be in boston sometime this summer so yay i'll be able to go!

  5. You better let me know when you're in town!