Celebrate ‘60s Fashion in Newport at Two Exhibits

The Newport Restoration Foundation is hosting two fashion events that are bringing the ‘60s back to Newport.
fashion

Camelot vs. the Counterculture: Fashion and Society in the 1960s. Photo from Newport Restoration Foundation’s website.

Providence may not be the “fashion capital” of the world, but it is the Creative Capital. Even though the Ocean State is known for its preppy style, Rhode Island is more than just Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines. With campuses like Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, you’ll be sure to find fashion of all kinds from the trendsetting student to the polished professional.

Due to the popularity of vintage fashion, looks from the 1960’s are making a comeback. The Newport Restoration Foundation is hosting two fashion events that are bringing the ‘60s back to Newport.

Closet Tour: Doris Duke’s Wardrobe. Photo from Newport Restoration Foundation’s website.

  1. Closet Tour: Doris Duke’s 1960’s Wardrobe

Celebrate the life of Doris Duke, the woman who founded the Newport Restoration Foundation in 1968, by getting a rare glimpse at her ‘60s wardrobe. See what Duke wore, including go-go boots and other colorful attire. Plus, it’d be a great excuse to drive down to beautiful, historic Newport. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here or at the door for $20. July 17, 5:30–7 p.m. 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org

  1. Camelot vs. the Counterculture: Fashion and Society in the 1960s

The Newport Restoration Foundation is also showcasing more ‘60s fashion on Aug. 23 as tit celebrates more fashion icons throughout history, such as former First Lady Jackie Kennedy and Grace Slick. Get a glimpse of what was worn down the runways of Paris in the ‘60s, as well and see how and why the ‘60s was a period of a fashion revolution. Tickets can be purchased here for $15.  5–7 p.m. 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org

 

RELATED ARTICLES

Warren’s New Beauty and Body Shop

The Dish: Crazy Milkshake Q-and-A with Kaffeology in Newport

How One Journalist Pivoted from Travel Photography to Fashion