Politics in the '60s had poise as well as noise. When people protested, they protested in style; when they preached peace and love, they did it in their flowing peasant blouses, oversized shades, and Birkenstocks. While it probably wasn't bell-bottoms that ended the Vietnam War (though some might argue it was), fashion was an integral part of a cultural movement driven by anti-war sentiment, communal living, and some carefree hedonism thrown in for good measure; to be a hippie often meant to eschew capitalism, promote peace — and have a happy stash of cool,... More >>>