Fashion Through The Decades 1900 ± 1910 - The Edwardian Age± French influences It was born a new sense

of personal identity. Silhouette slimmed and elongated

FASHION DESIGNERS: Paul Poiret, Jean Paquin, Mariano Fortuny Corset Firmly established Wear it with shirt waist blouse

Dresses - The S Bend Silhouette - Flounces / volane - Drapes - Corsetry - Volumes - Fitted - Luxury - Dresses in two pieces - Volume sleeve - Pale colors Blouses Hats Volumes Veil/ voal High neck blouses Embroidery

Fabrics - Wool ( suits ) - Silk ( corsets)

Jackets followed the lines of tunics. coats were cocoon or kimono shaped. wide through the shoulders and narrower at the hem. t turbans geishas in exotic kimono. - Colors vivid colors . Fur coats were popular. with raised. Paquin. fluid and soft than in the 1900s.1910 ± 1920 ± Oriental Influences During the early years of the 1910s the fashionable silhouette became much more lithe. Jackues Doucet Inspiration : Ballets Russes Suits and Coats The Tailleur or tailored suit of matching jacket and skirt was worn in the city and for travel. Rich and exotic opulence in the first half of the decade FASHION DESIGNERS: CocoChanel ( as an emerging designer she open her first shop in 1913). harem girls in flowing pantaloons. Simple felt hats and clouds of tulle replaced the styles of headgear popular in the 1900s. lightly defined waists. Lanvin. Fashionable women of means wore striking hats and fur stole or scarves with their tailleurs. Leon Bakst(mostly costume designer for Ballets Russes). and carried huge matching muffs.

Sonia Delauney.1930 . Colors Neutral tones of beige. Edward Molynex Casual elegance and classical style Cloche hats Flapper fashion stockings with patterns were hot fashion items. Simple shapes that did not require corsetry or waist definition Lastex. . a rubber based thread was used in knee highs in bright colours. Fabrics Soft fluid jersey fabrics Silk or artificial silk known as art silk later called rayon. Erte . sand. Rose Morn. Jean Patau. cream. Teatime.1920 . Boulevard and Spanish Brown. Lanvin. FASHION DESIGNERS: Coco Channel .The Modern ERA Women began to wear more comfortable clothes (such as short skirts or pants). Clothes made for comfort and ease in wear making them revolutionary and quite modern. Embroidery snaked around the ankles and up to the knees. navy and black Flesh and soft pastel colors Honey Beige. Madeleine Vionnet.

Part of their appeal was the draping fabric that was further enhanced by cutting fabrics on the true cross or the bias grain also quite fashionable at the start of the new millennium Fabrics use of man-made fibers. Elsa Schiaparelli . Some of the clothes were so stylish that they could be worn today. especially rayon for dresses viscose for linings and lingerie synthetic nylonstockings.1930 . Flapper dresses folds and drapes Skirts were frequently longer at the back than the front. Cotton Pure silk Colors Pink Blue .1940 ± The Art Deco ERA FASHION DESIGNERS: Coco Channel. The zipper became widely used.

fastened with delicate diamante clasps simply elegant combination the high neckline and beautifully draped sleeves ensuring t hat a shorter flimsy silk frock (jerseu ) For evening. Jacques Fath. Christobal Balensiaga. Christian Dior . sliced almost to the waist. Clothes were still scarce and women wore the sharpshouldered suits with knee-length skirts Elegant tailors Perfect printed silk dresses patent waist belts.Military twist. Still not as full on as the flesh baring designs of the Gucci of old. dresses came in floor sweeping lengths with long billowing sleeves and deeper cut V necklines. . Gucci. .Patterns Balenciaga totally transformed the silhouette. broadening the shoulders and removing the waist. thick tights. Pierre Balman. gloves and platform-soled shoes black floral printed silk. luxurious new look with a sumptuous silhouette and billowing skirts.1940 ± 1950 ±Haute Couture Glamour FASHION DESIGNERS: Lucien Lelong. Valentino. buttons .

they were long below the knee and very tight. Christobal Balenciaga Channel (came back at 1954). prêt a porter. The most popular type of gloves worn was white short gloves. Girdles were usually worn underneath dresses so the women can show off their bodies.Leather jackets became a favorite of the ³cool crowd´ after seeing Elvis sport one on television. Pierre Balman. Leather: The cool leather jacket was a must for the boys in the 1950's of course leather equivalent to cool. FASHION DESIGNERS: Christian Dior . parties and whatever special occasion.The strapless dress with the fullest skirts attainable bec ame a favorite for evening wear Skirts: Pencil and poodles skirts were the popular choice among women. Pencil skirts were also popular. Gloves/manusi: Gloves were a very popular accessory in the 1950's. which is very rare. Emilio Pucci.1950 -1960 ± ready to wear. gloves and beautiful dresses. even though gloves came in all lengths and patterns. Gloves would be worn to fancy restaurants. Hubert de Givency . seeing a woman without gloves in those days. .The ³Beatnik´ style of leotards and form-fitting pants topped with oversized shirts rivaled the petticoats and poodle skirts for favorite style of the day. Charles James. especially dresses that accentuated a lady's figure. Poodle skirts were wide skirts that had a patched pooled on the right bottom part of the skirt. Jaques Fath. straight just like a pencil. . Figured Dresses: Looking like a lady required wearing heels. . is like seeing a celebrity without make up in these days. Older women wore revealing . Jack Patu.Chanel¶s introduction of Chemise.

in particular. boaters. flat black silk bows. with high-waisted dresses and coats cut like kimonos. sleek tweeds. Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy ± little black dress Audrey Hepburn . Other contributions in the postwar era included the spherical balloon jacket (1953). he designed the tunic dress. the balloon skirt (1957). the cocoon coat (1957). Channel famous little braided suit with gold chains. quilted bags on chains. shiny costume jewelry. monogrammed buttons. In 1959. His manip ulation of the waist. the high-wasted baby doll dress (1957). which later developed into the chemise dress[3] of 1958.Shoes Fashion: Shoes were simple and plain during the 1950's and some people opted for ballet slippers. and evening dresses and furs that were marvels of simplicity. and the sack dress (1957). contributed to "what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion: a new silhouette for women. Colors ± black Baleciaga In 1955. silk blouses in colors that matched the suit linings. his work culminated in the Empire line. plain black and white shoes that resembled sneakers or the women loved to wear stilettos or spiked heels.

Mary Quant petticoats and poodle skirts . the ³Ivy League´ from those that would later come to be labeled as ³Radicals´. These decades were the start of youth using the clothes that they wore to define themselves and to show the rest of the world were they stood on issues of the day.The Beatles creating a fashion craze known as the ³Mod´ look. The fifties and sixties were a time of innocence and innocence destroyed. . We have the designers of the fifties and sixties to thank for the freedom of expressing ourselves through fashion. pea coat. We are what we wear. Yves Saint Laurent first influenced fashion when he became head designer at Christian Dior after the designer's untimely death. . Mary Quant. Fashion ruled the day. we choose clothing to reflect a certain quality. up to this very day. This ³trend´ never left. Andre Courreges .Jackie Kennedy inspired a new sophisticated style for women world-wide with Chanel Suits and pillbox hats. safari jacket. but by the end of the 1960¶s floor length ³Maxis´ were the hottest new style. Givenchy. Pacco Rabanne. The fashions may have changed consistently over the years but the foundation remains the same. then along came Mary. Ted Lapidus. . and le smoking tuxed . skirts were knee-length. including the Mondrian shift dress. separating the ³squares´ from the ³cool´. or lack thereof. Pucci.Designer Rudi Gernreich shocked the fashion world by presenting a topless version of his new swimwear line during a runway show. Pierre Cardin.1960 ± 1970 FASHION DESIGNERS: Yves Saint Laurent. .The tiniest mini skirts ever seen made up the ³Mary Quant´ Style The most ironic fashion trend of this decade was that at the beginning. In 1962 YSL created his own label which contributed to many of the decade's fads. Emanuel Ungaro (from late 60s) Bonnie Cashin .

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