A look at the fashion world's current obsession with space age style
In the 1960s, designers like Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, and André Courrèges reached for the stars, inspired by the Space Race of the previous decade. Courrèges, the creator of the go-go boot, was so interested in space travel that he was even invited by NASA to visit Cape Canaveral, the site of many U.S. spacecraft launches. When Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, the public's curiosity about the future was even more so reflected in the decade's mod trends.
Today, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Richard Branson have launched a new race to space, developing plans to launch private spacecrafts in the imminent future. Fashion has taken note, with the likes of Chanel and Louis Vuitton presenting new iterations of futuristic, space-inspired styles. From the comeback of go-go boots to runways ready for take-off, here's how current designers have interpreted space age fashion today.