Is Mini Skirt Still in Fashion

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Name : Anuradha Walpitagama Batch No : 45 ID No : 280-AD-Jan 2011 Name : Anuradha Walpitagama Batch No : 45 ID No : 280-AD-Jan 2011 Is Mini Skirt still in fashion? Is Mini Skirt still in fashion? Fashion in 1950 – 70 era Is Mini Skirt still in fashion? Today we are in the 21st century in an era where the fashion is at its peak. The fashion industry has developed so fast during the last decade. This is mainly due to the development of technology. The Mini Skirt emerged during the late 1950 & was very popular between 1950 to 1970 20th century can be named as the era where there was a significant development of the fashion industry. During this century the world experienced two world wars and this itself brought immense…show more content…
Before that time, short skirts were only seen in sport clothing, such as skirts worn by female tennis players. The popularity of mini skirt was so high it was used even as wedding dresses during this period. A picture of a wedding dress during 1965 is shown in this picture. Andre Courreges, who developed it separately and incorporated it into his Mod look, for spring/summer 1965. His miniskirts were less body-hugging, and worn with the white "Courrèges boots" that became a trademark. By introducing the miniskirt into the haute couture of the fashion industry, Courrèges gave it a greater degree of respectability than might otherwise have been expected of a street fashion. An even more prominent French fashion designer, Yves St. Laurent, began to show shorter skirts in his fall/winter 1965 collection, including his famous "Mondrian" dress, a trend that he continued with throughout the 1960s, There is another intersting story behind the mini skirt. In her book From A to Biba, Barbara Hulanicki provides an alternative explanation for the invention of the mini skirt. Soon after Biba opened on Kensington Church Street in 1966, she received a delivery of skirts made out of stretchy jersey fabric which had shrunk dramatically between leaving the manufacturer's and arriving at her shop.. The skirts were only 10 inches long. She almost got a heart attack & thought she will go bust &

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