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    Although celebrity culture is typically associated with actors and actress, consumers may also rely on the trustfulness and credibility of politicians and first wives when deciding fashion trends. In the 1960s, fashion icon Jackie Kennedy took over the fashion industry (Joel 1). She appealed to many stay-at-home women because she was commonly known to have a “sophisticated simplicity” (Joel 1) approach to fashion. Her successor, First Lady Michelle Obama has instantly become a fashion icon herself as

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    most avant-garde way. Japan for a while has been displaying fashion that intrigues us and influences us in many ways and what people don’t know is that of these fashions there are different communities and subcultures of fashion that these people in the pictures conform to. Japan has a vast array of street fashion styles and trends. They are all mixed with elements of traditional, foreign and/or local styles. Their street fashion cultures vary from the tan skinned Ganguro girls to the victorian styled

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    How fashion professionals are inspired by history and culture? It has long been claimed that fashion is a repetition of well-forgotten old. For centuries, designers drew inspiration from ancient cultures and traditions, ancient civilizations, mythical gods and exotic countries. Often the Greek goddesses, who have long manipulated the arts and war, intervened also in fashion. For years the dresses are current, familiar from mythology and the movies with mythological themes - naked shoulder, enchanting

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    and puppets. These pictures portray what the perfect women should look like in American Beauty Culture. Society today has ladies (and teens) being either skinny and starving or stout and full. I know numerous women, I included, who think they are ugly in light of the width of their clothes. According to Fatema Mernissi in “Size 6: The Western Women’s Harem,” she believes that the American fashion industry is controlled by men and is used as a way to dictate “…what women should wear and how they

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    Abigail Williams English 9/Cross Research Paper 16 March 2016 Fashion Who does not love fashion? Women have gone from wearing long, fancy dresses everyday to just wearing casual clothes. Fashion also helps build confidence and shapes social status. Fashion has a long history and has had a huge impact on American Culture. In 1907, women’s dresses became less constrained and tight. Dresses usually buttoned down the front, and the collar was turned down flat (Sichel 58). In 1916, jumpers were also

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    Popular Culture In today 's world, everywhere you look there is image after image of people in less clothing, skinnier girls, and people attempting to look younger. As our book has mentioned, there are three key components to popular culture which are fads, fashion and leisure activities. These three components are what are the majority of what exactly popular culture is. It is then that these three things are broken down into different sections regarding age, race and gender. A fad in popular

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    High heels are a popular fashion that enhance a female’s confidence throughout her entire body. High heels draw favorable attention and tie an outfit together for a woman. High heels have developed and remained a crucial accessory throughout the years. Heels of every make, model, and style are loved and adored by women all over the world, high heels are a persistent addiction in pop culture and seen everywhere today not only on a female’s foot, but in magazines, books, television shows, movies and

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    the different ages, fashion has gone through many dramatic changes, processes, and styles. Garments would go from comfortable to restrictive, then switch back around again. Sleeves would go from being added to being suddenly removed, to being put back again with a totally different look. The styles changed so quickly that people had a difficult time finding out what the newest fashion was before something else came out! One of the biggest factors of changing styles is that fashion almost never influenced

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    Hip Hop Fashion Culture

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    For years, fashion has been a huge subculture of the hip hop industry. Emerging in the 1970s, hip hop was created to promote experimentation and innovative ways of self-expression. The fashion culture of hip hop, also referred to as “big fashion” or “street fashion, has consistently been complex throughout its many different eras and styles. While fashion in hip hop is not constricted to a specific trend or designs, it is well known for its overflow of different styles all influenced by vibrant African

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    The term ‘hip-hop’ refers to a complex culture compromising of four elements: deejaying, rapping, rhyming, graffiti painting, and b-boying. These elements incorporate hip-hop dance, style, and attitude. “Hip-hop originated in the primarily African American economically depressed South Bronx section of New York City in the late 1970s” (Tate, pg.1). Hip-hop is a culture of fashion, language, music, movement, visual art and expression. The genre of hip-hop comes with a very significant history and

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