Youthquake (movement)

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Youthquake was a 1960s fashion, musical and cultural movement. The term was coined by Vogue's editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland in 1965.[1] London was the centre of the movement. Teenagers dominated the fashion and music scene. The fashion of youthquake was fun, spirited and youthful – miniskirts and jumpsuits. Poster girls of the youthquakers such as Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Penelope Tree, Veruschka, and Edie Sedgwick were often on the cover of fashion magazines such as Vogue.[2][3]

Mary Quant and Betsey Johnson were named as some of the fashion designers at the helm of the youthquake movement. Andy Warhol and his muses were also seen as part of the movement.[2]


  1. ^ Vogue, January 1, 1965, p112).
  2. ^ a b Conde Nast Store Blog: Youthquake 1965 Archived June 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Walker, Harriet (4 May 2009). "Fabulous faces of fashion: A century of modelling". The Independent. 

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