1. A group of very stylish girls with coordinated outfits of mini-dresses, long necklaces and amazingly cool mod tights, from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

    A group of very stylish girls with coordinated outfits of mini-dresses, long necklaces and amazingly cool mod tights, from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

  2. A girl in a very cute mod mini-dress from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

    A girl in a very cute mod mini-dress from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

  3. A high school band practice gathers for Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

    A high school band practice gathers for Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

  4. A group of high school girls wearing a variety of colorful mod styles in Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

    A group of high school girls wearing a variety of colorful mod styles in Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

  5. A girl sports a midriff-baring top in an image from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

    A girl sports a midriff-baring top in an image from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

  6. A teenage girl sports bib-overall shorts and a bucket hat in Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

    A teenage girl sports bib-overall shorts and a bucket hat in Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s 1969 photo-essay on high school fashion.

  7. A teenage girl in a cute sundress and yellow bell-bottoms and her boyfriend walk in an image from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s photo-essay on high school fashion in 1969.

    A teenage girl in a cute sundress and yellow bell-bottoms and her boyfriend walk in an image from Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s photo-essay on high school fashion in 1969.

  8. A teenage girl in a t-shirt and velvet pants poses for Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s photo-essay on high school fashion in 1969.

    A teenage girl in a t-shirt and velvet pants poses for Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz’s photo-essay on high school fashion in 1969.

  9. I’m going to end the “Back to School” theme with a selection of images from an amazing photo-essay Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz did on high school fashion in 1969. These are some of my absolute favorite images of late 1960s fashion.

    I’m going to end the “Back to School” theme with a selection of images from an amazing photo-essay Life magazine photographer Arthur Schatz did on high school fashion in 1969. These are some of my absolute favorite images of late 1960s fashion.

  10. What we think of as the standard frilly prom dress, with layers of gauze and tulle, developed in the mid-1950s. This picture of the 1958 Prom at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati show a lovely variety of these dresses as well as the very dapper white jacket/black pants combo that was the pinnacle of men’s formal evening wear in the late 1950s.

    What we think of as the standard frilly prom dress, with layers of gauze and tulle, developed in the mid-1950s. This picture of the 1958 Prom at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati show a lovely variety of these dresses as well as the very dapper white jacket/black pants combo that was the pinnacle of men’s formal evening wear in the late 1950s.