Swinging Mademoiselles: 60’s Inspired Wedding Dresses

French ModWhile the US and UK were swinging in the 60’s with the beatnik, mod and hippie cultures, France had a fashionable youth movement of it’s own going on. Called “yé-yé” (French for “yeah, yeah!”), this was a brand of French pop musicFrancoise Hardy that led the teen music and fashion scene in France for most of the 1960’s. At the forefront were “the yéyé girls”, French teen songbirds like Brigitte Bardot, Francoise Hardy, France Gall and Sylvie Vartan. They sang songs and sported looks that were unmistakably French- girly, coy and sexy, while tomboyish, sassy and brainy at the same time.

Contemporary French dress designers are paying homage to the swinging 60’s with their yé-yé-inspired wedding dresses. Max Chaoul, Paul&Joe, Suzanne Ermann and others have all added mod mini-dresses to their collections. I’m sure that it’s a trend that’s going to take off with hip-n-stylish brides in the U.S. and UK as well. I think that designers are looking back to the 60’s because it’s young, funky and non-traditional, and, IMHO, a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Max Chaoul mini dressDelphine Manivet mini wedding dressDelphine Alistere

Max Chaoul mini wedding dressPaul and Joe Mini Wedding DressSuzanne Ermann Mini wedding dress

14 Responses to “Swinging Mademoiselles: 60’s Inspired Wedding Dresses”

  1. 1 Not Twiggy

    Great photos! Do you know who the designer is of the last photo?
    The girl w / the veil? Thanks!

  2. 2 kim

    Yes, it’s Suzanne Ermann :http://www.suzanne-ermann.com Isn’t it gorgeous?

  3. 3 kati

    I looove that top middle picture - any idea where that came from?

  4. 4 Caroline

    I love the bottom middle one, the off the shoulder one! I don’t imagine I’ll be allowed to actually wear something like that though!

    Where is it from?

  5. 5 kim

    It’s sweet, isn’t it? It’s from Paul and Joe.

  6. 6 jessica

    Beautiful! Anyone know which designer did the top right mini dress? Ive looked at the 3 designers listed, but cant pin it down. I seriously want it (3 years later maybe :( )

  7. 7 kim

    Hi, yes- It’s by Delphine Manivet, and is called “Alistere”… good luck!


  8. 8 Sonja

    Do you have the info for the top left corner one with the bow and collar?? Love it!

  9. 9 Dottie

    I really love the very first picture. I would love to know who made that beautiful dress although i suspect I would max out my hubby to be credit card with that information. It’s my perfect wedding dress. Bravo designer..

  10. 10 Christine

    hi Kim,
    I know I’m years too late but I stumbled upon your blog and was wondering who the designer of the top left is? I LOVE that style :) Regards,

  11. 11 Anita

    My daughter just loved these dresses! Just what she was looking for, but never can find anywhere. We always call her our little hippie! :)

  12. 12 Dianne

    I love the top left as well…Designer???

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