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Monday, 12 September 2011

Really, before each Mini Skirt Monday post, we should all observe a moment of silence in honor of the Brits.  After all, they basically invented it - sure, it was around for ages, but no one ever wore them in such numbers.   For once, the French and Italians took a backseat in the fashion biz to another nation, and of all places Carnaby Street!

So, if you want to see the mini at its source, I suggest you take a look at BBC programming from the 1960s (and early seventies).  To say they were in plentiful supply doesn't even come close.  I've gathered a few examples below; but, even better, I've tried my hand at YouTube with a few clips.

I love that YouTube has brought so much vintage material back from the grave; however, I don't often use it on Retrospace.  Mainly, this is because most of the videos are poor quality, but also because it can slow down a pageload big time - especially on a mobile device.  I've attempted to upload my own, so tell me what you think about bringing in some videos.  (Or, who cares, let's get on with the minis!)

(okay, the one above is from 1990, but who's counting....)

Those of you concerned that you didn't see a Moon Maiden, Benny Hill babe, or an Are You Being Served? chick, rest easy.  In due time. In due time.


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