From 1965, Missoni began to produce the delicate colorful knitwear that it is known for today. This image by André Carrara in Elle showcases other textiles advances, like metallic knitted fabric and plastic materials, in a lurex dress that Emmanuelle Khanh designed for the brand. Text specified that these garments were for those readers who 'want to be champions of the avant-garde.' Journalists made that claim easily, and through new clothing production means, tied fashion and femininity to wider technological feats such as space exploration. But it was ultimately the new technology behind photography that crystallized this connection for viewers, enabling the mysterious green flash that made the model an extension of her garment, in, according to text, 'glistening green, to burn the night.'