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Fashions Of the 1980s. Words and Quotes which describe the time: The Power Look! The Power Look! Yuppies: hard working, large salaried 20-30 yr. olds.

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1 Fashions Of the 1980s

2 Words and Quotes which describe the time: The Power Look! The Power Look! Yuppies: hard working, large salaried 20-30 yr. olds who showed their style in fashion and clothes. Yuppies: hard working, large salaried 20-30 yr. olds who showed their style in fashion and clothes. Lets get physical, physical, by Olivia Newton John describes the physical fitness craze. Lets get physical, physical, by Olivia Newton John describes the physical fitness craze.

3 Who influenced the fashions? Musicians – Musicians – Madonna Madonna Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Olivia Newton John Olivia Newton John Run D.M.C Run D.M.C Actors – Molly Ringwald Others- Princess Diana Nancy Reagan

4 What was the silhouette? European V European V Shoulder pads increased the size of shoulders Shoulder pads increased the size of shoulders Waists and hips were trimmed in tight skirts and stretch pants were worn Waists and hips were trimmed in tight skirts and stretch pants were worn

5 Who were the designers and labels? Calvin Klein Calvin Klein Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani Donna Karan – DKNY Donna Karan – DKNY Gap Gap Esprit Esprit Benneton Benneton Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren The Express The Express Labels were the rage of the 80s, they were large and printed on EVERYTHING!

6 What were the trends? Stonewashed jeans, ripped/torn jeans Stonewashed jeans, ripped/torn jeans Big Hair Big Hair Rolled up pant cuffs so they Rolled up pant cuffs so they were tight around the ankles Oversize shirts & sweaters Oversize shirts & sweaters Fleece and lycra, with Fleece and lycra, with leggings leggings Swatch watches Swatch watches Camisoles and underclothing Camisoles and underclothing

7 What colors were popular? Neons Neons Navy, Burgundy, Forest Green Navy, Burgundy, Forest Green Outrageous prints with bright colors Outrageous prints with bright colors

8 What textiles were used? Early 80s Early 80s Natural Fabrics Natural Fabrics Cashmere and cotton were popular Cashmere and cotton were popular Real furs were shunned or banned by many Real furs were shunned or banned by many Late 80s Late 80s Man-made Fibers Man-made Fibers Rayon & acetate Rayon & acetate Lycra/Spandex Lycra/Spandex

9 What movies are representative of the time? Sixteen Candles Sixteen Candles The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club Some Kind of Wonderful Some Kind of Wonderful Flashdance Flashdance Ferris Buellers Day Off Ferris Buellers Day Off Pretty in Pink Pretty in Pink Back to the Future Back to the Future

10 What clothing parallels can be made to other time periods? Drop waist skirts of the 1920s Drop waist skirts of the 1920s Tighter pants of the 1950s Tighter pants of the 1950s Puffed Sleeves of the 1910s Puffed Sleeves of the 1910s

11 What historical moments occurred? Reagan & Bush were the presidents. Reagan & Bush were the presidents. Space shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff at Cape Canavaral, FL. Space shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff at Cape Canavaral, FL. IBM marketed the first personal computer, Apple introduced the mouse. IBM marketed the first personal computer, Apple introduced the mouse. Cabbage patch dolls became an overnight success. Cabbage patch dolls became an overnight success. The Berlin Wall was taken down The Berlin Wall was taken down November 9, 1989.

12 Works Cited The 80s. Yesterdayland Fashions. September 26, 2001, http://www.yesterdayland.com. The 80s. Yesterdayland Fashions. September 26, 2001, http://www.yesterdayland.com. http://www.yesterdayland.com Fashions of the 1980s. Fashions of the 20 th Century. September 26, 2001, http://home.talkcity.com. Fashions of the 1980s. Fashions of the 20 th Century. September 26, 2001, http://home.talkcity.com. http://home.talkcity.com Redenius, Nadine and Thij, Kristin ten, Timeline Fashion: The 1980s. Friday, August 25, 2000, yoobay.net. September 26, 2001, http://koeln.germany.com/timelinefashion Redenius, Nadine and Thij, Kristin ten, Timeline Fashion: The 1980s. Friday, August 25, 2000, yoobay.net. September 26, 2001, http://koeln.germany.com/timelinefashion http://koeln.germany.com/timelinefashion Kingwood College Library. AMERICAN CULTURAL HISTORY, 1980 – 1989. Kingwood College Library. September 26, 2001, http://www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/lrc/kc/decade80.html#fads. Kingwood College Library. AMERICAN CULTURAL HISTORY, 1980 – 1989. Kingwood College Library. September 26, 2001, http://www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/lrc/kc/decade80.html#fads. The Hunted Huntress: Princess Di. Beauty Worlds.com. October 22, 2000, Beauty Worlds. September 26, 2001. http://www.beautyworlds.com/princessdi.htm The Hunted Huntress: Princess Di. Beauty Worlds.com. October 22, 2000, Beauty Worlds. September 26, 2001. http://www.beautyworlds.com/princessdi.htm Last name, first name of author, title of work. Name of site. Date of posting/revision, organization. Date of access, URL. Last name, first name of author, title of work. Name of site. Date of posting/revision, organization. Date of access, URL.


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