Being all about protecting the head, helmets are generally hard both in look and feel. But 1960s fashion was full of the weird and wonderful, and what’s to preclude the hard inner shell of a helmet being covered by soft, fluffy, feathers?

This black and white image by British photographer John French captures one of those quirky and cute moments of ’60s fashion.

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It comes via Retronaut.

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