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Intro to PopC- Fashion

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Amanda Griffin

on 7 March 2014

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Blue Jeans Textiles History of Fashion Fashion in Popular Culture Denim:The Blue Jean 1930's Levi Strauss 1940's 1950's From NY to SF, brought durable material for tents/wagon covers
"Should have brought pants" Could not find pants strong enough to last Made the canvas into overalls, miners complained of chafing
Used a twilled cotton cloth from France "serge de Nimes"- that became denim & nicknamed blue jean Entertainment Industry influence boomed
Especially Hollywood movie stars The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Beatles 1970's 1980's the original jeans Great Depression
Worn by workers
Levi first to add reg tag on back of jean
First article of clothing on the outside
Vogue magazine featured denim on cover for first time
Changed from working uniform to fashion statement Jeans were a sense of rebellion Light washes, all black wash, cuffed jeans
Skinny jeans first introduced 1990s today Jeans are everywhere
almost everyone wears them
Skinny jeans most popular
Form fitting
both men and women
Thinner material
Various colored jeans >What do you think was the "spark" that started the blue jean trend?

>Why is denim so popular among younger generations? Jordache, CK and Gloria Vanderbilt
created slimmer, tight, butt hugging jeans
CK "Jeans are sex." International Western culture was desired around the world.
Especially in France and Germany Pop icons were also used to export to other markets such as ventures into France with Brigitte Bardot and her Italian equivalent Gina Lollobrigida. considered leisure wear worn by soldiers off duty 501 jeans began production working women wore heavier denim Denim Trends Hippie Age
Jeans worn by younger generations
considered very casual
Bell Bottoms Denim debuted as "High Fashion"
Term "Designer Jeans" coined http://www.hulu.com/watch/10333 "anything goes era"
grunge style associated with rock bands
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses,
Baggy, ripped jeans, sharpie drawings
Influence from Grunge: attire should reflect a desire to break away from conservatism and be free
saggy jeans inspired from early 90s hip-hop Disco was popular
Punk rock forming in United Kingdom Rockstar Hippie trend carried over from the 60s Stone Washing
Bell Bottoms
Hip Huggers and Dungarees
Denim skirts King of Rock 1960's
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