Agnès b May 1968
This month marks 50 years since the student uprising in Paris. Throughout May 1968, the streets were ablaze with impassioned demonstrations from locals calling for a new, less conservative society. Agnès b was one of them, a young modern woman who used her doorless Mini Moke to ferry injured protesters to hospital.
Today, she has marked the anniversary with a special tee. While politicised T-shirts have been all the rage this year, this one is a gentler iteration, a plain white tee, with ‘Mai 68!!’ daubed on the breast. It goes on sale today in stores.
If you’re heading to Photo London this weekend, check out the display in the pavilion by French photojournalist Gilles Caron. His images of Parisian unrest include these young idealists…
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Disneyrollergirl; Agnès b
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