Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Century of Fashion

Beginning in the 1900's here is a timeline of 20th century fashion. Personally my style and what I like to wear is tremendously inspired by the first half of the 20th century (as im an old soul at heart), particularly the 1920's-50's...

Which era do you relate with/fit into?

STYLE 1990's: Continuation of aesthetics of Art Nouveau style and development of "arts and crafts" + movement
DESIGNERS: Paul Poiret, Jean Paquin, Mariano Fortuny
DANCE: Tango, Waltz

STYLE 1910's: Art Nouveau style evolved in Art Deco. First World War and development of more practical women’s fashion
DESIGNERS: Coco Chanel ( as an emerging designer she open her first shop in 1913), Paquin, Lanvin, Leon Bakst(mostly costume designer for Ballets Russes), Jackues Doucet
DANCE: Tango, Waltz Boston
POPULAR MUSIC: Ragtime, beginning of Jazz

STYLE 1920's: formation of Art Deco style, flapper
DESIGNERS: Coco Channel , Madeleine Vionnet; Erte , Sonia Delauney, Lanvin, Jean Patau, Edward Molynex
DANCE: Charleston, Foxtrot, Tango , Shimmy

STYLE 1930's: development of Art Deco and the beginning of "ready to wear" fashion.
DESIGNERS: Coco Channel, Elsa Schiaparelli
DANCE: Foxtrot, Tango, Valse , Boogie Woogie
POPULAR MUSIC: Jazz , Big Band

STYLE 1940's: decline of Art Deco and second World War. Transition from masculine women's fashion of the beginning of the decade to extremely feminine (New Look by Dior) by the end of the decade
DESIGNERS: Lucien Lelong, Christian Dior ,Christobal Balensiaga, Jacques Fath, Pierre Balman
DANCE: Jive, Swing , Foxtrot

Style 1950's: Influences and inspiration is Neo Realism Cinema
DESIGNERS: Christian Dior, Christobal Balensiaga, Channel (came back in 1954), Jack Patu, Pierre Balman, Emilio Pucci
DANCE: Rockabilly , Rock n roll, Twist
POPULAR MUSIC: Cool Jazz (Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz,)

STYLE 1960's: street style and alternative fashion
DESIGNERS: Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Ted Lapidus, Mary Quant, Andre Courreges , Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro
DANCE: Rock 'n' roll
POPULAR MUSIC: Rock 'n' Roll, Motown

STYLE 1970's: stylistic diversity; end of monolith style trend
DESIGNERS: Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Armani, Versace
DANCE : Disco, Glam, Pop

STYLE 1980's: diversity expanded; inspiration: pop Music
DESIGNERS: Karl Lagerfeld, Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana , Alaia, Christian Lacroix, Ray Kawakoobo, Issey Miyake , Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Dirk Van Saene, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Donna Karan, Benetton
DANCE: Break dance, Disco, House

STYLE 1990's: personal expression dominates stylistic mode; end of cold war, internet and new era of electronic communication
DESIGNERS: Galliano, Tom Ford, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen, Martin MARGIELA and Ann Demeulemeester, Marc Ecko represents new trend in the 90s fashion
DANCE: running man, breakdance, macarena
POPULAR MUSIC: Grunge, Hip Hop, Rap

Above Fashion Illustrations by Irina V. Ivanova

PLuSH Empress...recognizes the foundation!

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