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Costume History 82615 Fashion is the mirror of historyquot Louis XV What defines a period In uential people Kim Kardashian Kate Middleton celebrities Events War times such as WWI Great Depression Philosophy 1960 s Hippies had their own philosophy of life which they demonstrated by their clothing as well Discoveries Inventions Invention of buttons zippers clothing dye etc Every day Life Having washing machines Visual style Colors such as the 1980 s which was known for its uorescent colors Motifs Style Architecture lines spots big puffy dresses meant that they had to create big doors so women could walk through easily Interiors Furnishings 1960 s and 70 s interior home decoration matched the clothing of the time Industrial design Art Renaissance art matches the clothing of the time Zeitgeist The general intellectual moral and cultural climate of an era German word Important Events Political leaders Napoleon owned over 200 pairs of gloves and banned the corset to help repopulate France after the war Queen Victoria and Prince Albert around the 1840 s she wore a white dress for her wedding cause she wanted everyone to know she was a virgin Henry the 8th wore clothing that was big wide and puffy because back then having enough to eat was considered the best thing because after the black plague everyone was skinny so if you were heavy build you were considered wealthy and attractive Wars Atomic bomb affected the zeitgeist Inventions Discoveries King Tut s tomb was discovered in the 20 s so fashion during that time became modeled after Egyptians such as heavy eyeliner gold headbands Aesthetics a particular theory or conception of beauty or art a particular taste for or approach to what is pleasing to the senses and especially sight Silhouette the outline of something especially a human profile filled in with a solid color Generic Costume History Terms Girdle Chemise Underpinningunderproper Bodice Stomacher Hosen Modesty piece Social Impact on Dress To help distinguish the have and the havenot s in society Clothing re ects social economic standing Fashion is a moving target Sumptuary Law laws that reinforce a societies class structure by banning limiting dictating or taxing luxurious practices or items Often to ensure that individuals are dressed to their socioeconomic standing Clicks and Clones Defines personal taste and identifies you as part of a group of social movements Examples High school had its clicks either the popular crowd nerds goths etc The 60 s with hippies and in Japan with Harajuku girls General Concepts The concept of what is considered beautiful The concept of exaggeration Shifting Erogenous Zone what is considered sexy or appealing or ghastly Example medieval times showing their ears was ghastly The Bad Girlquot Retro when other times retro a certain fashion Example 2015 currently re doing 90s fashion
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