Fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first crewed mission to land on Earth’s only permanent satellite – Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set foot on a surface no human had reached before. It was an epoch-making moment watched by an estimated 600 million people, crowning a decade in which, since the launch of Sputnik 1 by Russia in 1957, the West and the Soviet Union had vied to be the first to reach this most sought-after destination. The Cold War’s space race had far-reaching consequences, not only inspiring fervent conversation and uncertainty about our relationship with the cosmos, but also hugely influencing cultural output.  For fashion designers André Courrèges, Paco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin, it meant devising a whole new way to dress. These designers and others built a lasting legacy, one that continues today. Following the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Vogue looks back over half a century of design inspired by constellations, astronauts, aliens and everything else in the great unknown.  André Courrèges Partly credited with inventing the miniskirt (it’s a two-way tie between him and Mary Quant), designer André Courrèges was at the forefront of fa...