Pierre Cardin had brought out futuristic fashions, space-age cat
suits and body stockings in 1967 and Andre Courreges had been the
pioneer of space-age designs way back in 1964.
But 1968 was the year the look really took off, following the success
of the film Barbarella
and the increasing hysteria over the imminent moon landings.
Andre Courreges' collections strongly featured silver and white
PVC with bonded seams, silver PVC 'moongirl' pants, white cat suits
and monochrome striped mini skirts and dresses. Does the word freak
show spring to mind anyone?