Today marks the Golden Anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America. (Take a minute.) Ever since then, music – and fashion – has never been the same. To celebrate this milestone, iTunes is releasing more than a dozen U.S. edition albums that are now available digitally for the first time. The 13-album collection also includes spoken-word recordings and an interactive LP.
We have no doubt that this will re-ignite interest in the legendary band and their iconic music. In fact, we couldn’t help but notice the Beatles-inspired trends traipisng down spring runways. We wonder how many designers had their vinyl records playing as their designed their collections.
The Beatles and a model on the Tommy Hilfiger runway (Everett Collection; Getty Images)
Tommy Hilifigers’s geometric mod minis echoed back to the clothes popular during the Yellow Submarine era while Mara Hoffman showcased paisley prints worthy of the Magical Mystery Tour. J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons must have felt a tinge of Beatlemania. She presented tunics that channeled the Indian-inspired tunics George, John, Paul and Ringo wore when hanging with Ravi Shankar in 1968. Even Dior got in on the action with John Lennon-esque round rimmed glasses.
The Beatles and a model on the Mara Hoffman runway(Everett Collection; Getty Images)
While we’re prefer to forget the choppy bowl cuts at Marc Jacobs, most of the Beatles-inspired trends are just as strong today as they were 50 years ago. And it’s going to put the fun in getting dressed up again – especially with The U.S. Albums, a 13 album remastered collection playing in the background. All you need is love, fashion, and The Beatles.
The Beatles and Cara Delevingne on the Marc Jacobs runway (Everett Collection; Getty Images)