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Faces and fashions from Paris 1969

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In 1969, Pari U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy began secret peace negotiations. No agreement was reached. Newlyweds John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrived with fanfare. Andre Courreges showcased the alopecia Yeti jumpsuit; Paco Rabanne peered into fashion’s future with his Les Enfants 2000 range; male model Jean-Luc launched a thousand parodies; Serge Gainsbourg undressed Jane Birkin; and The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, petted one of her pug dogs as her husband, the Duke of Windsor, Prince Edward, looked on. Heady times. But not for everyone…

 

 

Paris couturier Andre Courreges presents a white cotton pantsuit from his spring and summer collection in Paris, France in Feb. 1969. The jumpsuit is decorated with bright colored feather pom-poms attached to golden metal discs that run up and down the legs ending with two large convex mirror discs. (AP Photo)

Paris couturier Andre Courreges presents a white cotton pantsuit from his spring and summer collection in Paris, France in Feb. 1969. The jumpsuit is decorated with bright colored feather pom-poms attached to golden metal discs that run up and down the legs ending with two large convex mirror discs. (AP Photo)

U.S. astronaut Frank Borman, commander of Apollo 8 lunar orbital mission shown with his family upon his arrival at Orly airport in Paris, France, Feb. 5, 1969. Left to right: are Foreground Frederick Borman 17 years old; Mrs. Susan Borman; Edwin Borman, 15-years old. (AP Photo/Laurent)

U.S. astronaut Frank Borman, commander of Apollo 8 lunar orbital mission shown with his family upon his arrival at Orly airport in Paris, France, Feb. 5, 1969. Left to right: are Foreground Frederick Borman 17 years old; Mrs. Susan Borman; Edwin Borman, 15-years old. (AP Photo/Laurent)

“Sultaness” is the name of this hairdo created by stylist Claude of Charles of the Ritz for the Spring and Summer season’s evening parties. The model’s eyes are widened by hand-painted lashes. The style was shown in Paris on Feb. 5, 1969. (AP Photo)

“Sultaness” is the name of this hairdo created by stylist Claude of Charles of the Ritz for the Spring and Summer season’s evening parties. The model’s eyes are widened by hand-painted lashes. The style was shown in Paris on Feb. 5, 1969. (AP Photo)

Benfica soccer players Fernando Cruz, second left, Jose Henrique, goalkeeper and Eusebio da Silva Ferreira in action during the European Cup Quarter Final football match between Ajax and Benfica (dark jerseys) at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, in Paris, France on March 5, 1969. (AP Photo/Jacques Marqueton)

Benfica soccer players Fernando Cruz, second left, Jose Henrique, goalkeeper and Eusebio da Silva Ferreira in action during the European Cup Quarter Final football match between Ajax and Benfica (dark jerseys) at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, in Paris, France on March 5, 1969. (AP Photo/Jacques Marqueton)

A bevy of Parisian models display the “N” hair creations of the French haute coiffure union in Paris on Feb. 27, 1969. The “N” is for Napoleon, whose 200th birthday is being celebrated this year and from whose era the new hairstyle is adapted. (AP Photo)

A bevy of Parisian models display the “N” hair creations of the French haute coiffure union in Paris on Feb. 27, 1969. The “N” is for Napoleon, whose 200th birthday is being celebrated this year and from whose era the new hairstyle is adapted. (AP Photo)

Children model "future" clothing designed by Franco-Spanish couturier Paco Rabanne on March 29, 1969 in Paris, France. Poster for the year 2000 election in the background. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Children model “future” clothing designed by Franco-Spanish couturier Paco Rabanne on March 29, 1969 in Paris, France. Poster for the year 2000 election in the background. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Pierre Cardia displayed this at home white silk muslin pants outfit at his Paris spring and summer showings in 1969. It is worn with a matching belt. (AP Photo)

Pierre Cardia displayed this at home white silk muslin pants outfit at his Paris spring and summer showings in 1969. It is worn with a matching belt. (AP Photo)

French journalist Michel Droit, left, interviews Gen. Charles de Gaulle on April 10, 1969, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

French journalist Michel Droit, left, interviews Gen. Charles de Gaulle on April 10, 1969, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Male model Jean-Luc, left and Bibelot, give a fashion show at Heathrow Airport, before taking part in a London showing of the Paris collection of Jacques Esterel.

Male model Jean-Luc, left and Bibelot, give a fashion show at Heathrow Airport, before taking part in a London showing of the Paris collection of Jacques Esterel.

Former French premier Georges Pompidou and his wife Claude Pompidou on June 15, 1969 in France are seen as they cast their votes in the French presidential election run-off at Orvilliers, outside Paris, then walk outside past group waving French Tricolor flag and a sign reading "the youth of Richebourg want Pompidou." (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Former French premier Georges Pompidou and his wife Claude Pompidou on June 15, 1969 in France are seen as they cast their votes in the French presidential election run-off at Orvilliers, outside Paris, then walk outside past group waving French Tricolor flag and a sign reading “the youth of Richebourg want Pompidou.” (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

U.S. Ambassador to France Sargent Shriver watches a match in the French international tennis championships at Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 31, 1969. Stated around him are, Carol Osche, a friend, wearing classes, daughter Maria, right; and sons Robert, left, and Timothy, center foreground. (AP Photo)

U.S. Ambassador to France Sargent Shriver watches a match in the French international tennis championships at Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 31, 1969. Stated around him are, Carol Osche, a friend, wearing classes, daughter Maria, right; and sons Robert, left, and Timothy, center foreground. (AP Photo)

Zubin Mehta and his bride Nancy Kovack during the Zoroastrian wedding ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 20, 1969 performed by Paris high priest Dr. Framroze Areshir Bode, standing background, wearing the long, flowing white robe of his priesthood, with a white turban of 12 yards of startched white cloth. The bridegroom’s mother (back to camera) kneels before the bridal couple. Mehta’s father is at right, wearing black skull cap. (AP Photo)

Zubin Mehta and his bride Nancy Kovack during the Zoroastrian wedding ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 20, 1969 performed by Paris high priest Dr. Framroze Areshir Bode, standing background, wearing the long, flowing white robe of his priesthood, with a white turban of 12 yards of startched white cloth. The bridegroom’s mother (back to camera) kneels before the bridal couple. Mehta’s father is at right, wearing black skull cap. (AP Photo)

The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, pets one of her pug dogs as her husband, the Duke of Windsor, Prince Edward, looks on aboard the liner United States on June 24, 1969. The royal couple are en route to their home near Paris after having been in the U.S. since March. (AP Photo)

The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, pets one of her pug dogs as her husband, the Duke of Windsor, Prince Edward, looks on aboard the liner United States on June 24, 1969. The royal couple are en route to their home near Paris after having been in the U.S. since March. (AP Photo)

A poster which reads La Guerre est Fine which translates to The War is Over is displayed on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France on December 12, 1969. It is part of a series of posters by John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, both unseen, which are being displayed in eleven cities around the world. They also wish people a Merry Christmas. (AP Photo/Cardenas)

A poster which reads La Guerre est Fine which translates to The War is Over is displayed on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France on December 12, 1969. It is part of a series of posters by John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, both unseen, which are being displayed in eleven cities around the world. They also wish people a Merry Christmas. (AP Photo/Cardenas)

A general view of the peace talks in the conference room at the International Conference Center in Paris, January 25, 1969. (AP Photo)

A general view of the peace talks in the conference room at the International Conference Center in Paris, January 25, 1969. (AP Photo)

Paris couturier Paco Rabanne presents a long-sleeved minidress of black and white plastic discs revealing the upper torso in his spring and summer collection in Paris, France, on January 29, 1969. (AP Photo)

Paris couturier Paco Rabanne presents a long-sleeved minidress of black and white plastic discs revealing the upper torso in his spring and summer collection in Paris, France, on January 29, 1969. (AP Photo)

Green woolen coat with round pockets and white reverse was shown by the Andre Courages fashion house during the Paris Spring and Summer showings in 1969. Buttons are white and the wears a bright colored wig, White cotton socks and black leather flat holed shoes. (AP Photo)

Green woolen coat with round pockets and white reverse was shown by the Andre Courages fashion house during the Paris Spring and Summer showings in 1969. Buttons are white and the wears a bright colored wig, White cotton socks and black leather flat holed shoes. (AP Photo)

American orchestra leader Duke Ellington wears a straw hat presented by French singer Maurice Chevalier during the 70th birthday party for Ellington in Paris, France, in 1969. Ellington's birthday is April 29. (AP Photo)

American orchestra leader Duke Ellington wears a straw hat presented by French singer Maurice Chevalier during the 70th birthday party for Ellington in Paris, France, in 1969. Ellington’s birthday is April 29. (AP Photo)

French singer and composer Serge Gainsbourg helps his wife, British actress and singer Jane Birkin, take off her coat in Paris, France.

French singer and composer Serge Gainsbourg helps his wife, British actress and singer Jane Birkin, take off her coat in Paris, France.