Introduction to Fashion Fashion Evolution
Why Fashion Changes.... • Fashion changes based on a number of factors • The Economy, Politics, Media, Movie Industry, Human rights, Women’s movement.... • It also changes based on environmental factors, climate/weather • Today, fashion changes very “fast”- this is mainly due to celebrities, famous people and the Hollywood industry.
Fashion Victims • The term originally referred to a person who was slavishly devoted to fashion trends — someone willing to wear unflattering styles simply because the style was “in.” • These people often spent considerable amounts of money to ensure that their wardrobes included all the most recent fashions. • Also, we may think of a fashion victim as someone who does not dress in a way that is flattering to her.
Mouse Skin Eyebrows.... • A Craze for dark eyebrows in 1972....
Charles VIII of France • Promoted fashion (as head of state) to hide his 6 toes...
False Eyelashes • Invented for a particular actress, SeenaOwen’s, in 1916 to enhance her eyes
Lip Stick and Fish Scales... • Most women consume 6lbs of lipstick in their lifetime
Wearing Hats.... • The traditional still continues.... • Elizabeth I of England made wearing hats mandatory for people over 7 years old on Sundays and Holidays.
Women and Pants • More women began wearing pants in 1930’s after seeing Marlene Dietrich in the film ‘Morocco”
Beards • Francois I of France hated beards A LOT • You could be punished by death for having one!
Today’s Work 1. Portfolio Requirement #7 (Very simple!) • Highlight 10 of the statements on worksheet provided • Highlight the 10 you found most interesting or intriging, or perhaps just something you found odd or couldn’t believe existed. 2. Take the rest of class to finish/submit sock monkey