6. Women In Pants II: Mannish Dress to Punk

Welcome to the long awaited second episode in our Women in Pants Series. Danielle Morrin and Jasmine talk about pants from World War II through the 1970s. They discuss how pants became an important garment of defiance for a variety of youth cultures, including the Teddy Girls, the Pachucas, and Punks. In addition, they reveal the trepidation surrounding pants in fashion and the way designers like Norman Norell, André Courrèges, and Yves Saint Laurent encouraged women to make pants an indispensable garment in their wardrobes.

Image: Helmut Newton, Le Smoking, 1975 for French Vogue

Dana Goodin