Heidelberg USA

In the late 1940s American girls (and boys) spice up Heidelberg, Germany in an unruly mix of saddle shoes and lederhosen. The locals gawk and gasp as young girls parade down the streets decked in men’s flannels, trousers and loafers. (I’m guessing red lipstick is involved somewhere.) Shocking the Germans as they reappropriate various Heidelburg traditions into trendy accessories—old university caps, miniature Heidelberg sabersons, and military patches. American invasion!

via LIFE