Wow -- Making costumes for exotic dancers is interesting! Do you make
the headdresses too? (I saw the show at Bally's and was much more
interested in how the dancers managed to walk while balancing those
huge headdresses than in the fact that they were bare-breasted!
Have you look at Tara McGinniss's Ph.D. dissertation? It's
titled "Fashion shows, strip shows and beauty pageants: The theatre
of the feminine ideal" (U.GA., 1991). It's fascinating reading.
--- In CostumeHistoryClass@yahoogroups.com
, "Hope" <hope4hair@...>
> --- In CostumeHistoryClass@yahoogroups.com, misswisc@ wrote:
> > In a message dated 1/21/2008 8:31:49 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> > hope4hair@ writes:
> > I am interested in the history of fashion because nothing is new
> > the sun. I know that clothing has a purpose in history other than
> > being stylish, as it is today. Clothing in the past revealed
> > things about the people who wore them. Whether it be social
> > the job or position that they held. Also, the construction of
> > clothing is alot more detailed than that of today from fabric
> > to the hem and pleating of the garmet. All of this will be of
> > knowledge and help as a future costume designer.
> > Hope - (we don't know your name... is it Hope?)
> > Welcome to the "class!"
> > Do you think clothing still reveals things about a person? What
> kind of
> > costume designing are you planning to do - theatre, film, private?
> > Kristi
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> Sorry about that. My name is Hope. I currently make costumes for
> exotic dancers in Atlanta. But as you can guess my options are
> limited. I am looking to do dance teams and stage costuming.
> Therefore I am looking to do some volunteer work for experience. I
> think that clothing reveals things about a person. I used to be a
> person who was a straight up hoochie mama. However, I am very aware
> of what I wear now because I have 4 daughters who are watching my
> every move and so I have toned down seriously. I don't think that
> is too the extreme as the past but in certain ways I do. Beyonce
> nowadays would never be caught in walmart or in target because we
> expect her to shop at Gucci, Armani etc. You cannot tell me she
> get jeans that fit her in target instead of buying a pair of
> of humanity. Nowadays it is more of a social status symbol.