But they really made a comeback in the early 2000s, when American designers like Tom Ford brought sex back into fashion, and It girls like Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton raised hemlines even further with denim miniskirts, proliferating what we now call the "micro mini. " As Hilton herself told W this year, "Skirts should be the size of a belt.
In fact, miniskirts became so politicized that when designers like Dior failed to show them on the runway, a group of women who called themselves the "British Society for the Protection of Mini Skirts," protested outside of the show with signs that read, "Mini skirts forever.
In "Swinging London," models like Twiggy sported mod miniskirts with white tights and go-go boots; in Paris, the look became part of the Space Age trend; and in America, activists like Germaine Greer and Gloria Steinem sported them on the front lines.
Take a look at how one piece of clothing came to symbolize women's liberation: https://t.co/CfAmHcZe29— W Magazine (@wmag) November 30, 2019