Snapshot_20140922_16“The fashion market for the plebeian young established its independence and began to set the tone for the patrician market. As blue jeans (for both sexes) advance, Paris haute couture retreated, or rather accepted defeat by using its prestigious names to sell mass-market products, directly or under licence. Nineteen sixty-five, by the way, was the first year when the french women’s clothing industry produced more trausers then skirts (…) Cinderela became the belle of the ball by not wearing splendid clothes.(…)

Age of Extremes, by Eric Hobsbawm