60's fashion at Midway Village Museum

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A special presentation of the 60's era fashion was held at the Midway Village Museum.

Dr. Jennifer Longworthy hosted a lecture on the fashion styles and it's movement from conservative to a more hippy look. She says the style is a product of the youth quake and the post World War II era. Longworthy adds that jeans, mini skirts and tall boots were all products of the 60's.

"It's the first decade where one fashion after another, after another, appears in quick succession and all the young kids want what's 'it' now. And I think that that really encapsulates the whole decade of 60's fashion," said Dr. Jennifer Longworthy, Assistant Professor of History at Rockford University.

One of the most iconic trends of the 60's was pop art paintings brought into the spotlight by Andy Warhol.