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The vast majority of Revival visitors dress in period style with many going to great lengths to achieve that authentic look. The resulting step-back-in-time spectacle plays a key role in making the Revival such a unique event.
While you're not required to dress up (unless you qualify for central Paddock access, in which a jacket and tie is necessary for gentlemen, and a dress or suit for the ladies), you'll feel much more involved if you do.Whether you go for the slick urban look, gentrified country style or chocks-away military look, it's not difficult or costly to dress appropriately...
The shortage of fashionable fabrics – and the loss of design direction from Paris – resulted in the rise of 'Utility Fashion' for ladies, defined by knee-length skirts, sensible flat-heeled shoes and square shouldered jackets that recalled the cut of uniforms.
For men, the wartime austerity resulted in the Utility suit, with its distinct lack of pleats, sleeve buttons and patch pockets. For both men and women, accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, cravats and waistcoats were vital to lift their rather drab mend-and-make-do outfits.
With clothing and cloth rationing but a dim memory, the 1950s ushered in a bold and glamorous look, headlined by the glossy styles of post-war Paris.
The result was tailored hourglass-accenting cuts, sleek hairstyles and a smart polished look for the ladies, while men opted for narrow and sharper cuts for their suits, moved away from hats, embraced casual knitwear, khaki trousers and blazers. The influence of pop culture had a pronounced fashion influence – the anti-authoritarian Brylcreem-enhanced Teddy Boy burst onto the scene, rock 'n' roll reverberated through the fashion world and the Mods emerged.
The political and social upheaval of the 1960s was reflected in its groundbreaking fashions – it was a decade in which the bikini, mini skirt, bell-bottom jeans and Capri trousers made their debut, and it saw the clash of the Mods and the Rockers. Carnaby Street and Chelsea's Kings Road influenced the fashion world, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton dominated the catwalk and fashion fully embraced the sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n'roll mood that defined the Swinging Sixties.
A military uniform is essential for the authentic Wartime look and in keeping with Goodwood's World War II history, an RAF uniform is ideal for men, while women can opt for a WAAF outfit.
Saturday at Revival means Ladies' Day, as Goodwood hosts motor racing's first, and only, dedicated motor sport Ladies' Day.
Throughout Revival Saturday a leading team of fashion gurus will be out and about in search of the most immaculately-groomed ladies in the crowds, with spot prizes of the finest Veuve Clicquot champagne and flowers awarded to the lucky few.