Toast to the Summer of Love with B. R. Cohn Wines
In 1967 more than 100,000 people came together at Haight-Ashbury, a neighborhood in San Francisco. The movement was named the Summer of Love.
Bruce Cohn, founder of B.R. Cohn Winery and manager of the Doobie Brothers for 45 years, was there when it happened. So this summer, we’re toasting to the mood, listening to the music and checking the fashions of the times with B.R. Cohn Silver Label wines! Find B.R. Cohn wines here.
The hippie counterculture was in full swing, with radical political ideals, love of music and artistic social expression.
If you’re coming to San Francisco this summer (be sure to wear flowers in your hair BTW) turn back time and tune into the Summer of Love Experience at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park (through August 20, 2017)
Eccentric fashions were out in full force and body painting was a thing. These looks might not be for everybody.
Credit: Candace Kling, minidress, ca. 1968. Printed synthetic plain weave. Collection of the artist, DeYoung Museum Summer of Love exhibition.
Dresses were both micro mini and long and flowy.
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”. This famous quote is attributed to Mark Twain but he never really said it. In any event, summer in San Francisco can be ridiculously cold and foggy. A warm serape or suede coat was a must.
The Human Be-In free concert in Golden Gate Park was the prelude to the Summer of Love and introduced the word “psychedelic” to suburbia.
Summer of Love flower crowns…
Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives
…and daisy chains.
Both men and women got creative with their looks, pairing hip hugger bell-bottoms with suede boots, embroidered or fur-lined jackets and political themed patches and pins. Top hat optional.
Festival fashion sure hasn’t changed much.
Here’s your Summer of Love Look Book.
Just add wine!