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Feelin’ Groovy: Campus Fashion Through the Ages

Submitted by alumni on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 23:13.

Feelin’ Groovy: Campus Fashion Through the Ages

From Mod mini-skirts and go-go boots to ponchos, bell-bottoms and long hair for guys — the fashion choices at the University of Calgary in the late ’60s and ’70s were as colourful and ever-evolving as the world around them.
by Deb Cummings

Cultural transformation was an irresistible force during the university’s early days. Campuses around the Western World were being redefined by the sexual revolution, women’s and gay liberation and rock and roll. At UCalgary, we were witnessing the birth of Bermuda Shorts Day, the painting of the rock, and other traditions we continue to hold dear.

This page’s sartorial self-expression suggest these fashions weren’t just flower-powered dresses, pants and hair-dos. They are reflective of a time and a place, man. And it was out of sight.

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