Unisex clothing

   The term originated in the 1960s and refers to clothing specifically designed to be worn by both sexes. The trend arose in response to the youth revolution and the hippie movement of the 1960s and the women's liberation movement of the early 1970s. Designers such as Pierre Cardin and especially Rudi Gernreich designed clothes that challenged the clichés of male and female dress that later gave way to the androgynous look.

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