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In comparing the sixties and the nineties my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today The strange thing is the more I tried to differentiate between them the more similarities I found Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth creativity free-thinking and expression With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything retro I decided to compare the fashions people music and issues that defined pop culture in the 1960s and its influence on pop culture in the 1990s In the 1960s society was changing by the minute and fashion was anything goes In the early sixties Jackie Kennedy influenced fashion with her elegant stylish outfits and her trademark pillbox hat In the late sixties the mod look was popularized by go-go boots and mini-skirts while bellbottom jeans tie-dye shirts long skirts and peasant dresses were worn by the hippie culture Glance through any fashion catalog or magazine in the nineties and you will see models wearing the same fashions popularized in the late sixties This illustrates how the 60s contributed to todays fashions In the sixties people in television film and movies became the new socially elite and their influence had a profound impact on fashion attitudes and social values In the nineties supermodels and sports figures have joined this group The fascination the public has with celebrities is perhaps more prominent now than it was in the sixties and their influence is found in all aspects of pop culture in the nineties As fashion in the 60s influenced fashion in the 90s the spirit of music in the 60s is present in the music of the 90s Many of the artists popular in the sixties are still major forces in music today There is no one genre of music that can define either decade After the appearance of the Beatles and the British invasion in the early
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