During the 60s fashion found inspiration in world leaders and in foreign cultures. An example of this is the Mao neck/Nehru jacket trend of the mid and late 60s. Both inspired in General Mao Tse Sung and Indian politician Nehru who wore these kind of jackets and ensembles as part of their daily wear. The look was adopted quickly by many men worldwide, including the character of "Ernst Blofeld" in the 60s James Bond films. Below an example of a Nehru/Mao suit designed by Thierry Mugler in 2005.
Photo: Thierry Mugler