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Title: Fashion%20History


1
Fashion History
  • Chapter 5

2
The Earliest Clothing
  • Made from natural resources as protection from
    weather
  • Animal skins and hair
  • plants
  • grasses
  • tree bark

3
Fashions of Early Civilizations Ancient
Egypt Made from lightweight linen and cotton
which made them suitable for the hot climate
  • MEN
  • Knee-length skirts tied in the front
  • Sleeved shirt-like garment completed their outfits
  • WOMEN
  • Long, straight dresses that tied behind the neck
    or at the shoulder.

4
The Evolution of Fashion
  • Many years ago, fashion changed very slowly
  • People often wore the same styles their entire
    life
  • Sometimes even generation to generation

5
Fashions of the Twentieth Century
6
1900-1950
  • During WWI, more women worked in shops, offices
    and factories, so more practical clothing
    developed.
  • Looser garments, such as sweaters and middy
    blouses with sailor collars, became popular.

7
1920s
  • Flapper Dresses
  • Straight and short
  • Adorned with fringe or flounces
  • Worn with long string beads

8
1930s
  • MEN
  • Unchanged in this same period. Both single-and
    double-breasted suits were popular.
  • WOMEN
  • Became active in sports which encouraged wide
    trousers and above-the-knee shorts to participate
  • Evening gowns were long and formfitting

9
1940s
  • Both women and women wore tailored suits with
    broad, padded shoulders.
  • During WWII, a shortage of fabric occurred
    because so many textiles were used for military
    uniforms and equipment.

10
Football Team
11
  • With the fashion industry closed down by the war
    in Europe, the designers turned to the military
    for inspiration.
  • The bomber jacket was based on the Air Corps
    flying coat made of leather with knit wrist cuffs
    to keep out the wind.

This woman was married in a suit quickly for her
husband to be shipped out.
12
1940s
  • Womens skirts became slimmer and shorter due to
    fabric rationing.
  • Nylon stockings were almost impossible to get, so
    women wore cotton stockings
  • Slacks and jumpsuits became the standard work
    clothes for women as they replaced men in
    factories

13
Fashion and War Restrictions
  • Stockings were expensive and usually not
    available!

14
1947- The New Look
  • Softer, more feminine look
  • Stylish, elegant and reflected the opposite of
    wartime restrictions
  • Hemlines fell to just above the ankle
  • Skirts were incredibly full
  • The shoulder pad was taken out to eliminate the
    squared, manly look

15
1950s
  • Dior introduced the A-line silhouette for women
  • Full skirts were worn with crinolines and paired
    with sweater sets.
  • Pants were rolled up or cropped for casual wear.

16
1950s
  • Mens fashions featured the gray flannel business
    suit--- single-breasted and loosely fitted, with
    narrow lapels and natural shoulders.
  • Worn with a button-down oxford with a narrow tie
    (Ivy League look)
  • Dress shirts were now pale blue and yellow not
    just white anymore.

17
1950s
  • The T-shirt came out from under the dress shirt
    influenced by James Dean
  • The former undershirt was now worn on its own
    with blue jeans
  • Leather jackets were popular
  • Young women wore a mans shirt over a pair of
    cuffed jeans with saddle shoes or white bucks.

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1960s
  • The influence of fashion designers declined and
    cultural events such as the Beatles,
    Woodstock,and rock concerts.
  • First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy became an important
    fashion leader for women, popularizing the Chanel
    suit and pillbox hat.

21
1960s
  • Many young men started wearing colorful fabrics
    and jewelry
  • Men wore multi-colored, striped or check shirts
    with their business suits
  • Jacket lapels widened and pants were flared or
    bell-bottomed.
  • Men grew long side-burns, mustaches, or beards to
    go with longer hair lengths.

22
1960s
  • Womens fashion focused on the miniskirt, which
    kept rising throughout the decade
  • Pantyhose were introduced and boots became the
    in accessory.
  • African Americans rediscovered tradtional African
    garments made of kent cloth. Afro hair styles
    and cornrow braids were widely worn by both men
    and women.

23
1970s
  • Mid- and maxi-length skirts were introduced.
  • Women wore more and more pant suits- which gained
    acceptance for all occasions
  • The unisex look was very popular
  • Men and women wore the same styles in the same
    fabrics and colors.

24
1970s
  • Men wore the polyester pant suit to work
  • Bright floral shirts were worn without ties
  • The shirt collar rolled over the jacket collar
    for a casual look
  • Jeans became fashionable
  • T-shirt had slogans printed on the front
  • Hiphugger pants were worn

25
1980s
  • Broad, padded shoulders
  • Skirt lengths ranged from short to long
  • Designer jeans became a status symbol
  • Warm-up suits were worn for jogging and for
    street-wear
  • The standard outfit for yougn people consisted
    for jeans, a shirt or sweater and athletic shoes.

26
1980s
  • Styles were influenced by Madonna, Cyndi Lauper,
    Prince, and Michael Jackson

27
1990s
  • Baggy pants to tight leggings from oversized
    shirts to skinny tops. No longer did one style
    dominate.
  • Styles from the past decades re-emerged in the
    middle 1990s. Consumers were attracted to fitted
    jackets from the 1950s, sheath dresses from the
    1960s and wrap dresses and hiphugger pants from
    the 1970s.

28
1990s
  • Casual business attire created a new clothing
    category for men-- allowing khakis and no ties

29
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