Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion/American Counterculture

The Performance section of MAD’s Counter-Couture exhibition includes clothing worn by performance artists of the late 1960’s counter-culture movement.

By Andrew Andrews

Being too young to have known life in the sixties first-hand, it’s hard to imagine the clothing of the era as anything other than costumes for an American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. But to those who grew up in those tumultuous times, the threads on your back were, as they can be today, an important expression of personal identity, political opinion and even self-sufficiency.

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Andrew Andrews attended Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion/American Counterculture at Museum of Arts and Design in New York on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 7:00pm to write this review.

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