Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road (1967).
The concept may have scored big back in the Middle Ages when knights needed protection against dueling opponents. But in the laid-back Sixties, the last thing either side wanted in the Battle of the Sexes was women dressed in armor.
Leather dress, 1967.
Other Rabanne offerings included dresses of aluminum.
Left: Evening Mini Dress, 1967.
Right: The "Metal Worker" silver Mini Dress made of aluminum plates and brass wire, 1967.
And for a softer look, toweling material held together with Scotch tape.
Geometric Mod dresses, 1966.
Images: Pinterest. Text: Let There Be Clothes by Lynn Schnurnberger