Presentation on theme: "Who defines it? What is beauty? Does beauty change? Or is it always the same? What is it that makes these women beautiful?"— Presentation transcript:
Who defines it? What is beauty?
Does beauty change? Or is it always the same? What is it that makes these women beautiful?
BEAUTY THROUGH THE AGES The changing concept of beauty
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Can you name these Hollywood icons?
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius (1878)
At this point in history, slenderness was becoming more fashionable. The invention of the bra. A Gibson Girl–the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson. Women idolized Cliffords hourglass figure and towering hair. Camille Clifford (Gibson Girl) 1900 S
Women abandoned traditional notions of femininity, binding their breasts to achieve a washboard figure. Traded in corsets for looser fitting outfits with a boyish feel. Comfortable. Flapper dresses & short skirts that showed off and accentuated long legs. Cropped haircuts were the norm (symbol of freedom of expression). Clara Bow (film star) 1920 S
Sexual & in full femininity – curves, breasts, full makeup, glamour pin-up style hair. Idolized women who were sexy, full figured, hourglass shaped & glamorous both day and night. Flawless – perfection was key. Monroe was perceived as the epitome of beauty in the 50s. Marilyn Monroe (Model, actress & singer) 1950 S
1960s saw the biggest change in ideals of beauty in 20 th Century. Super slim, boyish frames. Short pixie hair cuts & heavy eye make- up. Twiggy In 1966, Twiggy was named The Face of 1966 and voted British Woman of the Year. Personified the swinging 60s mod culture in London. Known for her androgynous look, large eyes and short hair. Twiggy (Model) 1960 S
Ideal of slim and slender still in effect. Women began to revolt against beauty in the 70s. Natural beauty. Blown-out waves (bed-head hair) and natural makeup – the unkempt look. Mixture of hippy ideals of beauty and the early disco trends (e.g. voluminous clothing). Farrah Fawcett (Hollywood actress) 1970 S
Careerism & power-dressing (e.g. shoulder pads, mini-skirts). Between overdone and unkempt. Strong brows and big hair were the norm. Natural makeup was nowhere to be seen – bright and bulky eye shadows, blush, mascara and lipstick. Brooke Shields (Actress & model) 1980 S
Two main ideals 1.Glamazon models (Moss) 2.Athletic but curvaceous figures (Crawford) Toned, muscled, slender bodies. Healthy look. Plastic surgery started to become popular as women searched to have body perfection. Cindy Crawford & Kate Moss (Models) 1990 S
PRESENT & FUTURE What does beauty look like now? How do we define it today? What will beauty look like in the future?
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. - Francis Bacon
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller
What does Ellen have to say about beauty? FINAL THOUGHTS…