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Eight Part Series:
Styles, fashions, trendsetters, and what women are wearing represents one of the
most interesting - fascinating chapters in human creative behaviors. The great depth, and the powerful creative imaginations
necessary to maintain independence of styles are depicted on several fashion runways of the eight major fashions capitals
of the world, and countless other communities.
This has always caught my attention, and not only from the male appreciative admiration
of the beautiful female fashions models. More directly from the perspective of the very nimble minds and even harder efforts
to make reality what the mind is attempting to produce - which went behind each design.
None the less, it is the importance of this one behavior in which an idenity is derived, and
how a society wishes to represent itself which links every other culture to others in a central commonality to produce beauty.
Looking at the present culture of fashions, haute couture, and the importance of its presence within society one has
to first look at the foundations of the modern prototypical promotion of the fashions industry. Yes, and if you really
do not know already means I will be writing about Paris, France in Chapter One [ " The Sun King " King Louis XIV ], and now Chapter Two.
Gabrielle Coco Chanel
The traditional R.K.O. ( Movie ) Theatre building on 14th street and New York Avenue, Washington, D.C. second floor -
which then housed Arthur Murray Dance Studios - windows glazed reflecting the afternoon sun's rays. We sat in the studio's
manager's office listening on how as Arthur Murray Dance Instructors, since the mainstay of the business services
female clients, we must know something about female taste in styles, and high profile fashions, and here I was first
intorduced to " Coco " as she was called. Moreover, and as the sales female trainer lifted her head proudly
and dominating with her lovely graceful stature, greatly dignified by her years and experiences over the decades in teaching
and managing in the world of social dance and performances, she made sure that the popularity of female pants suits,
or cross dressing, and loose wear fashions did not come from Yves Saint Laurent [ Her feminist ideals
resented his exploitation of her contribution as being his own innovations.], but in very bold revolutionary
moves from Chanel herself decades before. This historic casual freer loose fit forms and cross dressing step
foward moves she created destroyed the corset and capsulated the very cultural avant garde fringe [ Inclusive
of early free love European expressions surrounding the sociocultural ethos of the West Bank of Paris, France.
] of the early feminist movement.
I was greatly caught in awe by her central beauty as I, then, looked through protraits of her which I found
in Washington, D.C. during the Summer of 1969.
This was my second period of Womyn Studies as well.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel
Gabrielle was brought into the world in the lovely
French community of Saumur, France, 19 August 1883. Following the early French tradition for most females of the time who
were not not from the upper classes,[ Coco Chanel's personal life was tragic, beginning with the death of her mother and abandonment
by her father by the time she was 12. At 17, she moved to an orphanage run by nuns.] she was educated at the convent's
orphanage Aubazine, 1895-1900; then later at the convent school at Moulins -1900-02. Upon her persoanal accounts
to her friends later she did quite well. Though they really had the watch and disipline her all the time. She grew in
the softness of real strength and self-convictions as well, and her head was always turned to masculine strength by men who
had a force of character.
Did she want have their force of character which allow those who she saw was able to dominate with
a very distinct presents in any room or hall once they entered?
Her self focus happen as a consequence of working as a clerk at the Au Sans Pareil
hosiery shop, Moulins, 1902-04. Here she started to question, as many other younger females of France of the time were always
complaining how the wale bones within their corsets were very uncomfortable, and that they felt they were about to faint if
they tried to bend over quickly to pick up something which they just droped. Other complaints were likewise being discussed
- as their journals of the times have indicated which mentioned the unmentionable when they had to releave themselves - its
was cumbersome in dealing with clothing layers of the times. This was a growing yet hidden concern which grew during various
heat waves under the Summer conditions of Pre WWI France itself.
Gabrielle had a personality as well and needed creative outlets. Around the historic
bend of her time and era a name was awaiting her. Someone droped a name of Coco a year earlier while looking into
her eyes and she kept this in her imagination and growing self-image. She became a café-concert singer, finally
using nickname "Coco," openlly in Moulins and Vichy, Her life grew richer, her beauty grew in attractive stature, and
she discovered what she also liked in men of power she was seen with and made careful critical choices as well as who. She
discovered what power was.
1905-08 her real first venture in adventure in finding a lover began while she lived with Etienne Balsan,
Château de Royalieu and in Paris. Nonetheless, her earlier uinderstanding of female fashion concerns were given a baisis betweem
1908-09; as first as stage costume designer and grew form the experience of what stich went where and colorizations - ie.
In 1909, Gabrielle Chanel opened a small shop on the ground floor of the Balsan's apartment
in Paris - the beginnings of what would later become one of the greatest fashion empires in the world.
During her pre-war era, Chanel met up with Arthur "Boy" Capel, whom she soon fell in love with. With his assistance,
Chanel was able to acquire the property and financial backing to open her second millinery shop in Brittany, France. Her hats
were worn by celebrated French actresses, which helped to establish her reputation. In 1913, Chanel introduced women’s
sportswear at her new boutique in Deauville, in the Rue Gounaut-Biron; Marthe, Countess de Gounaut-Biron (daughter of American
diplomat, John George Alexander Leishman), was Chanel's first aristocratic client. Her third shop and successor to her biggest
store in France was located in Deauville France, where more women during the World War I era came to realize that women
were supposed to dress for themselves and not their men.
Revolution" Little Black Dress "|
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Once established in Paris Coco Chanel was very influential on the fashion scene. In addition to the bobbed hairstyle
and the unisex style of dressing, she introduced the "little black dress," the use of clingy knits, slacks (in her own wardrobe)
and women's bathing suits. Women world wide were about to be released to fully take the plung.
Chanel introduced a bathing suit made out of lightweight, clingy jersey; it still had long sleeves, extended past the knees,
and was covered by a long skirt. This sounds like plenty of coverage to us now, but back then the suit caused quite a stir...and
a fair share of scandal - pre World War I.
After the great social and cultural rebound after WWI, and the additional need for France itself to be healed - where most
of the war was conducted, Coco Chanel was ready.
The real consequnce which Coco Chanel had wasn't just ahead of her time. She was always pushing herself from hidden secrets
of her own drives and was always ahead of herself. Most fahsion observers and editorial boards when they take looks
at the work of contemporary fashion designers as different from one another as Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent, Miuccia Prada, Jil Sander and Donatella Versace, they
have noted what they see that many of their strategies echo what Chanel once did. The way, 75 years ago, she mixed up
the vocabulary of male and female clothes and created fashion that offered the wearer a feeling of hidden luxury rather than
ostentation are just two examples of how her taste and sense of style overlap with today's fashion.
Chanel, her sensual self could not have defined herself as a feminist — in fact, she consistently spoke of femininity
drives behind her will to design rather than of any public discourse in the support of feminism. She realized that the
character behind design concepts of her times had to be feminine centered instead of securing male expectations of women of
her time and era. She was fighting male dominance in the fashions industry, and the consequences in which women had
to indure as a result - the resulting negative health aspects as well. Thus " The Littel Black Dress," became the most
significant fashions statement in which she allow the latent feelings which women of this time and era felt were allow a voice
through her own sociocultural leadership. Between her instincts of really liking males and her awareness of the loss of expectations
and aspirations French women suffered meant she had to cross over a very real barrier. Thus female fashions had to reflect
female sensual consiousness of body, spirit, and sexuality. What most have not really understood is that she knew men
would simply fall more in love with this revolution image now being seen on the streets, in the churches, and at nightlife
This meant that comfort, and personal reflections to enjoy ones own body and to add grace to its forms with more relaxing
design to fit physical form and activity, personalized colorizations [ The female equal to
a male coat of arms ], and flourishes [ Being lacy. ] must be designed
to fulfill. Yet her work is unquestionably part of the liberation of women. She threw out a life jacket - the corset, as it
were, to women not once but twice, bra - less look during two distinct periods decades apart: the 1920s and the '50s. She
not only appropriated styles, fabrics and articles of clothing that were worn by men but also, beginning with how she dressed
herself, appropriated sports clothes as part of the language of fashion. One can see how her style evolved out of necessity
and defiance. She couldn't afford the fashionable clothes of the period — so she rejected them and made her own, using,
say, the sports jackets and ties that were everyday male attire around the racetrack, where she was climbing her first social
ladders. This was the key in as much as their cost fit the average purse - which she likewised design. She litterally
dressed every women by understanding the key is comfort, but being sexy [ What was a woman's definition
of being sexy instead of male definition. ] at the sametime.
She told to the world
" This is who we are."
" The Little Black Dress "
Everyone women has had at least one in their lives.
Throughout the years, and eventually centuries as the year 2013 approaches, major female celebrities
enjoined in her revolution on both sides of the Atlantic. and then in South America during the 50s from the influence of Eva
Paron. All acknowledge by such personal endorsements what being dressed comfortably and sexy at the sametime was singularly
important and must be determined by the wearer herself.
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Those who did recieve a traditional training class [ Dance instructural training and adjudication process
] at Arthur Murray Dance Studios Incorperated. briefings by top level model agencies, prep or finishing schools for young
women, casting directors and their supporting agencies, and both major political parties all have aknowledged the need for
each woman to have " The Black LIttle Dress." This is the sociocultural institionalization of her revolution and a lasting
styling mark of our evolving civilization.
|Chanel Iman- The Tradition Continues
It was in Biarritz 1916; fragrance, No. 5 was envisioned, marketed from 1921. She was a leading
influence as a film costume designer, and Edit Head was always following her trail as well; this was also apparent when
actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Betty Davis, and Myrna Loyd was always asking for her. Her stylized dominace still
exists - ven on Bollywood ( India's Hollywood ).
She was exiled to Lausanne for affair with Nazi officer[ This fascet is now being looked at.],
Between 1945-53; rue Cambon headquarters reopened and first post-war showing,
Additional notes and acolades have been coming and the list includes:
Broadway musical Coco, starring Katherine Hepburn debuted on Broadway, 1969; company continued after
Chanel's death in 1971.
Ready-to-wear introduced from her fashion house 1977.
Karl Lagerfeld was brought in as designer for couture in1983. Lagerfeld took
over ready-to-wear, 1984; gun manufacturer Holland & Holland acquired, 1996; French beachwear company Eres pruchased,
1997; one licensing agreement with Luxxotica for eyewear. Other fragrances include No. 22, 1921, Cuir de Russie,
1924, No. 19, 1970, and from the House of Chanel, Cristalle, 1974, Coco, 1984, Egoïste for men,
1990, Allure, 1996, and Allure Homme, 1998; launch of Precision skincare line, 1999; introduced line
of his-and-hers watches, 2000. Exhibitions: Les Grands Couturiers Parisiens 1910-1939, Musée du Costume, Paris, 1965;
Fashion: An Anthology, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1971; The Tens, Twenties & Thirties, Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York, 1977; Folies de dentelles: Balenciaga, Cardin, Chanel, Dior…Exposition du 24 juin au octobre
2000, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la dentelle, 2000. Awards: Neiman Marcus award, Dallas, 1957; Sunday Times International
Fashion award, London, 1963. Died: 10 January 1971, in Paris. Company Address: 29-31 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France.
To follow are those Hollywood stars who benefited from her dsigns, and her most famous and world's perfumes,
Chanel No. 5.
Chapter Three is about Edith Head.
|From Fashion Inc.|
Gaucho Clothes is the term used to refer to the traditional clothing used nowadays by the gauchos who mainly
inhabit Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. The gauchos are the cowboys of these South American countries.
Although we find
distinctive regional features, the main elements are:
The alpargatas, which is a rope sole and canvas shoe. The bombachas
de campo, very strong pure cotton trousers and the boina hat. These elements all have a European origin and they started to
be worn by the gaucho around the middle of the 19th century.
The alpargatas in English known as espadrilles were originally
made with black canvas but are now produced with a wide range of colours and patterns; some have rubber sole as well.
bombachas de campo are made in different colours, styles and designs but the most popular colours are still the traditional:
khaki, black, white, dark blue and dark green. These trousers are immediately identifiable because of the button they have
at the ankle which is used to narrow them.
The very fashionable gaucho pants similar to the capri pants are different
because of this reason, they do not go down to the ankle and because they are worn mainly by women which is not the case of
the bombacha de campo which is unisex.
Another element used by the gauchos which is also a very fashionable item is
the poncho, used in winter to protect from the cold winters in the pampas
It can be stated that these clothing items
are today worn not only by the gauchos, because as they have become fashionable, designers in Argentina have developed and
improved the original designs so they have become very popular with the general public.
Another reason for the gaucho
clothes fashion is the association with the polo environment. Polo players and fans have always been keen users of gaucho
clothes so the association has proven a trend to follow.
For all these reasons Gauchoclothes.com is your definite website
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Photo Samplings: Just to get some ideas.
Antonio Beradi ( 2003 collection ) ---
The Magnificent look, and I still trying to locate some of his recent creations. Thus the Antonio Beradi ( 2003 collection
) instead of something more contemporary.
Africans are painting the world in a kaleidoscope of bold, vibrant color combinations and dazzling patterns. The rich
fabrics and virtually unlimited selection of turbans and other festive headgear, bright scarves, colorful wraps, wearable
art and elegant gowns that brightened our days and lit up our evenings in Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote
d'Ivoire Uganda, Benin, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Guinea and other African destinations, were simply outstanding.
What's more, so were the creators. During the past decade as publishers, we've had the privilege of meeting several of the
brightest stars in Africa's fashion galaxy, and thanks to the magic of serendipity, more will surely appear in the near future.
As I've learned, in many African societies, the choice of colors and textiles has special significance to the wearer. For
example, hats often tell stories of everyday life, with its struggles, spiced by uplifting periods of joie de vivre.
I have lived and worked in various North and West African ...continue on ,,,[ Web Site
This is more a photo review. I found this on the internet and know, in the
meantime, you should see this blog Carnot de Femmes' Blog and some of the designs depicted.
To those of us who are movie buffs of the ole genre when Hollywood was the
biggest thing in American'dom, these style were the average curve of glamor. Thus when we see Maryland Monroe's pict
below to give you a hint of what is coming.
Edit Head ( Hollywood's Multi-Academy Award winner leading costume and dress designer during
Hollywoods Golden Era of the 30s - early 60s ) lives. Just go back to the Movie Guys and Dolls, and then you will understand
what I mean.
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