Spice Girls The Spice girls were a girls group made up of Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell ), Scary Spice (Melanie Janine), Sporty Spice (Melanie Jayne Chisolm), Baby Spice (Emma Lee Bunton), and Posh Spice (Victoria Addams). These names were given to the girls by the English press. The Spice girls had many hit songs such as Wannabe and 2 Become 1. The 5 different Spice Girls personalities showed 5 different styles that many girls could relate to. The Spice Girls started trends like platform shoes, adidas track suits, wearing bras as tops, wearing the British flag, and the bodycon dress. http://www.vh1.com/shows/behind_the_music/ep isode.jhtml?episodeID=68968
Harry Potter Books The first Harry Potter book was released in 1990 by the author J.K. Rowling. The book was about 11 year old Harry Potter who learns he is a wizard and about him and his journeys in his new magical school, Hogwarts. The book inspired the idea of magic and a lot of imagination to fashion of the early 90’s http://book- summary.net/fiction/harry-potter- books-1-5-summary/
FRIENDS Friends was a comedy TV show that was on from 1994 to 2004. It was a show about 6 best friends finding a life for themselves in Manhattan. The series shows every aspect of the people’s lives, from their love lives to their employment and is filled with drama. The characters wore everyday clothes and each character had their own unique style that went along with their personality. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108778/plotsummar y
Invention of the World Wide Web Before the world wide web people usually got their information on the computer from the US Congress Library and it was all in a single font without photos, videos, or sound. Because of the world wide web, things like google, online shopping and URLs were introduced. Although not many fashion trends were inspired by the internet specifically, it introduced things like online shopping and websites where you could read about the latest trends. http://www.nethistory.info/Histor y%20of%20the%20Internet/web.h tml
The Cosby Show The Cosby show started in 1984 and ended in 1992. It was about a family of 7 in their everyday life with comedian Bill Cosby as the father. Even though many people were against Bill Cosby starting this show, by week two of airing it was the number two most watched show on air. The show was funny but also very relatable because it was a family that what through the same hardships as any family would. The show featured the most popular fashions of the time. There was a character for almost every age which gave everyone someone to look up to fashion wise. http://www.biography.com/people/bill -cosby-9258468#comedian-and-actor
The most influential moment on fashion in the 90s was The Spice Girls – The Spice Girls inspired many different fashion trends but their main trademark was the phrase “Girl Power”. They were very big advocates of feminism and girls having a lot of confidence. They taught girls to look up to their mother and know that they are equals to men. The idea of girl power changed the way many girls saw themselves and the way girls dressed
Gianni Versace Gianni Versace was born in Italy where he launched his first clothing line in 1978. In 1989 he debuted his first couture collection and then expanded his brand into furniture and perfumes. He designed for Madonna, Elton John, and Princess Diana and more fashion icons. Versace was known for his very glamorous style. Versace was murdered at 50 on July 15, 1997 by a spree killer. At the time of his death, his company was worth about $800,000,000. http://www.biography.com/people/gianni-versace- 9517836
Trends set by Versace Safety Pin Clothing Crazy Prints Black and Gold Shiny fabrics
How Versace influenced the 90s Versace was a very famous designer of the 90s. Everyone who was anyone was wearing his designs because he was one of the most popular designers. He brought about new trends and changed the way many people dressed.
Calvin Klein Calvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942, in the Bronx, NY. He studied fashion in the city and in 1968 he opened his company. He was recognized for his suits and coats. He received three Coty Awards for womenswear. His business includes, cosmetics, clothing, underwear, fragrances and home collections. http://www.biography.com/people/calvin- klein-9366378#synopsis
Trends set by Calvin Klein Calvin Klein jeans Heroin- chic Neutral Colors Calvin Klein underwear
Calvin Klein had ad campaigns with Kate Moss that were known as “heroin-chic”. Kate Moss had glassy eyes, stringy hair, she was pale, skinny to the point where you could see her bones and she looked sick. In the 5 years after the campaign heroin users went from 25,000 to 40,000. Calvin Klein also contributed in the 90s grunge trend by using neutral colors like black and white and women layering shirts and looking almost sloppy but still chic.