In 1926 she transferred to Parsons School of Design in Paris, where she became immersed in fashion. It was while in Paris that Claire gained a thorough knowledge of French couturiers. It was also here that she began to understand the relationship between style and comfort, or the lack of it. After spending a year in France Claire returned back to New York to complete her studies. As Claire grew into the industry, her love of sports was always a massive influence and taught her that clothes can be functional, and comfortable.
I interpret this to mean that as much as we women would like to erase the thoughts from our heads, it is something that stays with us not only in childhood, but through adulthood as well. Santos mentions seeing a title on a magazine that reads, “How to find the perfect dress for that perfect evening”. This statement references the society that we live in and the emphasis we put on body perfection and designer things. Young girls and women alike are bombarded by the pressure from society to be a certain weight, a certain height, and to wear certain clothes. I think this poem also highlights the way we think others view us.
Australia’s Social & Culture History In The Post War Period Fashion During the 1960’s there idea of fashion wasn’t very far from today’s point of view towards fashion. The females liked thing like the mini skirt, high boots with a heel, pantyhose, op art dresses and more. While the males preferred things like the wide ties, suits, paisley shirts and more. For hairstyle the almighty Afro was very popular as well as ponytails for girls and crew cuts for boys. Today fashion is very similar between the females but has changed a bit for the males in bit the clothes and hair department.
Tie-dye became a popular fad in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Tie-dye then was a fashionable style in the west as part of the hippie style. Tie-dye is still a popular fad now. Teenagers and younger children love to make tie-dye shirts and other tie-dye clothes. Teenagers and younger children like the tie-dye because of the different patterns they can make on the shirts and also the bright colors.
It was common for people in the late 1960s to handcraft their own clothing, which was often decorated with beads and fringes. Hippies would let their hair grow long and in some cases dreadlocks were worn by both men and women. A major change was the appearance of facial hair for me. Men would usually be expected to be clearly shaven however the hippie fashion allowed men to grown facial hair no matter the length. The Hippie look would be either barefoot or sandals.
This was the first time a first lady had been a stylish trendsetter. Women everywhere wanted to copy her style. Other groups and people also helped to define women’s fashion. A subgroup known as the hippies also inspired women’s fashion. By mid-decade miniskirts had become very popular.
1950’s Culture Groups Fashion: Advertising was a major influence in fashion. James Dean was an influence for boys. Marilyn Monroe was an influence for women. Tiny waists with long skirts were popular for women Sweaters, poodle skirts, saddle shoes for girls 1. Students will be given fashion books to look through.
It’s a Friday; and that means it’s time to dress to impress. While slipping on my leggings, throwing on my favorite denim shirt and tugging my leather boots on, I look in the mirror and nod my head in approval.. Although, the administration at Orcutt Academy, at which I attend, would think lesser on outfit choice. In just the last year, Orcutt Academy have made stricter rules in regards to leggings. Orcutt Academy’s dress code should become more lenient toward the issue of leggings.
Have you ever realized how much your clothes have an influence on how you are seen by people for the first time? Every time you walk out your front door you are sending a message by the clothes that you chose to wear. I love clothes and think of clothing as a way to express one's self and help others get a sense of who you are. Choice of clothing, especially with so many different options in fashion today, can tell a lot about a person. Wearing simple clothing and neutral colors all the time could mean that you are a simple, laid back person.
One way of showing style is by clothing. For example a person who feels that wearing dark black all the time has their own style and expresses it according to what they feel looks good. A person might also express their style by wearing a certain person or icon on their clothes showing how they support a certain idea. Clothes are not the only way to express yourself; in the essay Giovanni explained that she has an afro and how it adds to her style. “I still have a nostalgic afro, though it’s stylishly short”.