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The Decade of the 1980's
Transcript of The Decade of the 1980's
o Cassette Player
o Boombox 1. Mobile Music 3. Global Communication Visual Entertainment Machines
film reel ==> VCR
home computer + GUIs
arcade machines Culture Script GUI Fashion designers no longer focused on directing their clothing at adolescents
Fashion designers such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren became very popular
Serious and Business-like Fashion "Yuppies" Other Fashion Trends: wearing neon bright colours and teasing hair to the extreme
Dyed their hair multiple colours
Wore Vivid Makeup
Super tight stone-washed and/or leather jeans
Spandex, Leg Warmers and Exercise Clothing Fashion Icons Madonna
Princess Diana MTV (Music Television) Music Television (MTV) is a popular television network which is devoted to playing music videos daily
First broadcast on August 1, 1981
At first, MTV rarely played music videos by black artists
Finally, MTV agreed to play Michael Jackson's music video for "Billie Jean"
Promoted music and helped artists become successful
Had a huge influence of teenagers World Communications
World Wide Web connected world
Answering machine, flexible calling
First cell phones EXERCISE TREND In the 1980s, people were obsessed with being fit and healthy
Exercise books and videos and exercise equipment became really popular
Olivia Newton-John's music video "Let's get physical" shows unfit men becoming really fit and is set in a gym
Movies that promoted exercise, such as Dirty Dancing, became popular also.
Exercise clothes were really popular, some people would even wear them when they weren't exercising to look athletic. CABBAGE PATCH KIDS News Makers Very popular with young girls
Parents would start riots for these toys at the mall (some even went to jail)
Each doll is unique
Your entire reputation as a parent counted on whether or not you got your daughter a cabbage patch doll
Named the "most successful toy introduction in the history of the toy industry" the Discovery of AIDs Famine Humanitarianism Tragedy Fall of the Berlin Wall