Were we to pick out one single image to sum up the spirit of the Sixties, we would not think twice about choosing a photo taken on that legendary night of 21 July when Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon, watched in disbelief by the whole world. This feat marked the pinnacle of a golden decade characterised by economic growth, social progress and technological innovation all around. Back at Snaidero this decade had got off to an equally roaring start when the new industrial plant was inaugurated on the 9th January in Majano del Friuli Udine in what was called at the time viale Europa Unita but which now bears the name of Rino Snaidero, since decorated for his service to industry and conferred the honorary title of Cavaliere del Lavoro.
Viewer discretion is advised. His practice would take him from protests to private parties, from markets to mansions, from film sets to festivals and back again, as he captured the zeitgeist for magazines around the world. After completing a hotel management course in his native Hamburg, he briefly studied at the now-closed City of London College.
So many stories, Paul us a living encyclopedia of music and more of the 60's. It was a very detailed tour of more then two houers, of which we have lerened a lot. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us last Sunday, Shimi.
Left: Michael Caine during the filming of 'Alfie,' a promotional image from the documentary 'My Generation. After a decade of post-war austerity, the youth of London were ready to party, and party they did. The dress code was sharp and sexy for the models and rock stars who defined the scene, icons like Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, The Who and the Small Faces.
The Swinging Sixties was a youth-driven cultural revolution that took place in the United Kingdom during the mid-to-late s, emphasising modernity and fun-loving hedonism, with Swinging London as its centre. Among its key elements were the Beatlesas leaders of the British Invasion of musical acts; Mary Quant 's miniskirt ; popular fashion models such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton ; the mod subculture ; the iconic status of popular shopping areas such as London's King's RoadKensington and Carnaby Street ; the political activism of the anti-nuclear movement ; and sexual liberation. During the s, London underwent a "metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-war capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style".
The sights, sounds and debaucheries that it conjures are timeless. In our tech-friendly, music streaming, disposable celebritythe pure energy and style of swinging London takes on an almost mythological quality. Suddenly, the youth demographic had a voice and that voice became part of mainstream popular culture. It was a seminal era in British history.
For a few years in the s, London was the world capital of cool. When Time magazine dedicated its 15 April issue to London: the Swinging City, it cemented the association between London and all things hip and fashionable that had been growing in the popular imagination throughout the decade. London's remarkable metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-War capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style was largely down to two factors: youth and money.
Research has found that nearly half of UK adults said that the decade famed for its iconic fashion, ground-breaking music and significant moments in history was the most defining. The sixties beat other eras hands down when it came to music? Thanks to the arrival of the mini-skirt championed by fashion designer Mary Quant respondents also voted the ? The study was commissioned to coincide with the launch of The Sixtiesa new TV show on Yesterday, Tuesdays at 9pm from 30th September.