“The Rites of Fashion” Yves St. Laurent
There was an almost macabre air about the pale, gawky young man with the luminous eyes and the slim hands; they were fragile hands, as delicate as the stalks of white iris, and his long, lank hair, carefully tinted in a flat russet, fell down in the back over his starched white collar, and over the templates of his heavy, wide-lensed eyeglasses. He had well-shaped ears, a prominent, almost patrician nose, and a wide, full-lipped, sensual mouth. When he spoke, it was in a hushed and diffident tone, the kind of voice one associates with an undertaker. He said: “Allons, mes enfants, il faut commencer…”
Newsweek August 12, 1963
On This Date In 1964, Ford Unveils The Mustang
At first, it was known only as the T-5- a coded abstraction with no meaning outside the four windowless walls of a room in Dearborn, Mich. Then it became the Turino, and perhaps 500 people knew what that meant. This week, it is the Mustang; and Americans will have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to avoid the name.
Newsweek April 20, 1964
Dr. Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On This Date 45 Years Ago
He was, more than any single man, the voice and the instrument of the second American revolution. He materialized out of the streets and the Jim Crow churches of the South a dozen years ago, preaching brotherhood and nonviolence to a divided and violent land. For a time, incredibly, it worked- until the very forces he had helped set in in motion swept past him and turned the black ghettos of America into battlegrounds. Yet King never gave up, and he was trying to prove his way would work again when a white assassin cut him down last week in Memphis- and dealt a perilous wound to the American soul.
Newsweek April 15, 1968
On This Date in 1964: The Most Powerful Earthquake In U.S. History
It was a shock heard round the world- a roaring, rumbling earthquake that wrought splintering havoc in southern Alaska, set deadly tidal waves raging down the western rim of the continent, and jarred seismograph needles off their tracks on the other side of the world.
Newsweek April 6, 1964