1. A grape covered Schiaparelli cocktail hat, Fall-Winter 1939.

    A grape covered Schiaparelli cocktail hat, Fall-Winter 1939.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. A stylish young lady photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in June of 1950.

    A stylish young lady photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in June of 1950.

  8. The dress code for boys was radically relaxed from the standard suits of the 1940s to the jeans and t-shirt worn by this stylishly modern young man photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in June of 1950.

    The dress code for boys was radically relaxed from the standard suits of the 1940s to the jeans and t-shirt worn by this stylishly modern young man photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in June of 1950.

  9. A very fashion-forward harem jumpsuit from Bill Gibb’s Spring-Summer 1977 collection.
I’ve seen quite a few similar pieces walk down the runway in recent seasons.

    A very fashion-forward harem jumpsuit from Bill Gibb’s Spring-Summer 1977 collection.

    I’ve seen quite a few similar pieces walk down the runway in recent seasons.

  10. A flowery ensemble by Chloé, Spring-Summer 1977.

    A flowery ensemble by Chloé, Spring-Summer 1977.