Re: History of Fashion
- 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 ofthe
> > clothing is alot more detailed than that of today from fabricdo
> > 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 ait
> 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. Beyoncecan't
> 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 ofcitizens
> of humanity. Nowadays it is more of a social status symbol.
- When I took this course, I drew the analogy that clothing is like cars -
- there's only a finite number of ways to fit a flat piece of cloth to
a three-dimensional body, just as with cars, even though you add fins
or lights, you always have the wheels. For the entire message, see this
--- In CostumeHistoryClass@yahoogroups.com, "zujajajalees"
> I am interested in the history of fashion because it gives me
> inspiration for my current projects. Moreover our present fashion has
> been eveloved from the past there is nothing basically new about our
> current fashion. The cricle of fashion moves from one era to other so
> it is of great importance for me to know as much as possible about
> history of fashion.
- I am interested in the History of Fashion because I am the Costume
Designer for the local High School musicals and I like to get the
costumes as authentic to the setting of the show as possible.
- I am interested in the History of Fashion because I find it facinating. I am a self-taught costumer for a community theatre and would love to learn more!I am hoping this class fills in the holes in my "education".