Fashion Flashback: NYC in the Summer of '69

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A stylish young woman wearing a miniskirt and sandals on the sidewalks of New York City in the summertime, 1969. LIFE magazine's August 1969 editorial titled "That New York Look," shot by photographer Vernon Merritt III and featuring young New Yorkers in their bold fashions, captures the essence and vibrancy of summertime in the sixties in the city.An excerpt from the cover story: New York City is a costume party for the young this summer, a party taking place outdoors, on the streets and in the parks. Long hair, long legs. . . .

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