“A couple on the street in New York, summer - Photos by Vernon Merritt III from a long-ago summer in New York City, when LIFE magazine celebrated the eye-popping fashions of the young in an article all about 'That New York Look.
Mini Dresses were so scandalous back then. Yep, I wore them, it was just fashion. Had mini skirts too. The trip was the nylons and garter belt right before pantyhose. Maybe pantyhose were out because otherwise you could not wear the mini-skirts.
Dorothy Dandridge – American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.