Also, Marilyn Monroe dyed her hair blonde, got a chin implant, and used hormone cream to keep her skin white because she was order to do so by her agent. Not only that but she was Playboy 's first sweetheart of the month in the year 1953 (Telegraph.co.uk). This shows that she had a lot of accomplishments in her rise to fame. Even though she had some great accomplishments and a good life after she became an adult she did have some down hill experiences. Like, Marilyn was signed and released to several film studios and was hired four days to do a $1 million, two picture deal with and by Fox (Telegraph.co.uk).
The novel also throws light on the power of the American Dream which held a promise of upward mobility and happiness, regardless of where one was placed on the social ladder. The American Dream motivated people to succeed through Machiavellian means. A turning point in American history around the time when Fitzgerald wrote and published The Great Gatsby was the grant of suffrage to American women (1920) and this led to several changes. Before the war, standard dress for women included long skirts, tightly laced corsets, high-buttoned shoes, and long hair demurely swept up onto the head. A few years after the war says Lois Tyson “skirts became shorter, laced corsets began to disappear , modern footwear frequently replaced high-buttoned shoes, and “bobbed” hair became the fashion for young women.”(Tyson
Grace Kelly How cool would it be to be a successful actress and performer and then marrying a prince of your dreams? Not only does this sound like a Cinderella story, but Grace Kelly’s story. Grace Kelly had followed her childhood dreams into becoming a well known actress and princess that many people still know of today. Going further into Grace’s life, you will learn about her background, career, death, and legacy. Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929.
Gisselle Lavariega Mrs. Johnson Senior paper Date (The Revolutionary Coco Chanel) Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, known to most as Coco Chanel, “Arguably the most influential fashion designer of all time, Coco Chanel revolutionised the way women wore clothes and paved a new way for the fashion brand, capitalising on the changing times she was living in and her status as a fashion icon”(Dunne). Her clothing designs, from the use of jersey to the Chanel suit demonstrate her rebellious to the common norm. Her impact changed the fashion industry completely to something once dominated by tight fitting, near strangulation attire to a more loose and comfortable fit suitable for every occasion. Her fingerprints are left on everything, looking into a clothing depart one could see T-shirt made from jersey, bags with the patted pattern and chain shoulder, garments of the color black, all originating from Channel’s fashion empire.The revolutionary idea of making attire apparel fit for what a woman wanted, in the changing world of the 1920s is Channel’s most memorable accomplishment.Despite many people pinpointing Chanel’s legacy to her personal life, it was actually her timeless designs and their influence on women’s historical apparel that created a longer lasting legacy that focused on women looking and feeling empowered. Chanel designs started circulating during a time in history when people were fancying themselves with consumerism and women wear putting down their corset, especially
Her small part in the director John Huston’s drama garnered her a lot of attention. After that film, she was then cast in another film called All about Eve. She impressed audiences and critics with her outstanding acting and blithely personality. Though she was not a star yet, her career would quickly escalate into one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses by winning many awards.The 1950s was her big time of fame that resulted in her earning many different awards. The beginning of 1951, Marilyn Monroe is awarded with the best young office personality.
In this aspect, the 1920s were one of the most influential decades in U.S. history because of the introduction of the "New Women". "New Women," or flappers, were young women who embraced the new ideas, freedoms, and modernism of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers wore new and popular clothing from the era. Their signature look was short "bob" hair, which represented their independence to men. A majority of flappers were women's suffrage activist.
She quickly gained a rising reputation for being on top of the world of fashion. Her initial success motivated her to open another boutique in Biarritz, which was a prosperous location for the wealthy during World War I. By 1919, with all the success Chanel was receiving she was able to open her dream shop in Paris on 31 Rue Cambon, which was the most fashionable part of Paris. During the post-war period, she felt the need to revolutionize women’s clothing and fashion. The 1920’s was a significant period of liberation for women.
Diana’s well-studied image was very popular in the public and received the title of “The Princess of the People”. She created a contemporary celebrity persona by appearing in numerous magazines which characterised her with a charismatic personality. But her celebrity status also granted her the possibility of wearing famous designer clothing, interacting with music and film personalities completing her celebrity image. Leaving the glamorous part of her life, she also used her influential power to support several causes such as the fight for a cure of AIDS, domestic violence and the international trade in land mines. She constructed a monarchy established on “active symbolism”, favouring her name the “Queen of people’s hearts”.
The possibilities are endless for these young girls and women, it gives them the confidence “to shake what their mamma gave them”, it could potentially launch a career in politics, and make them feel empowered in this world of degrading stereotypes. Beauty pageants allow women to show off their talents, brains, and beauty. Like
Her astonishing performance, included wild costumes showing off her celebrity status. Josephine became the most photographed woman in the World rivaling Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford.Baker also became the most paid than any entertainer in Europe . Although she was a dancer she got to show off her acting skills, she starred in two movies in the early 1930s, Zou-Zou and Princesse Tam-Tam. and moved her family from St. Louis, Missouri to Les Milandes, her estate in Castelnaud-Fayrac, France. In 1936 she returned back to the US to star in Ziegfeld Follies, despite the fact that she was a huge celebrity in Europe, American crowds hated the idea of a black woman with so much limelight, newspaper reviews were just as cruel as the audience(The New York Times called her a “Negro wench”), Josephine returned to Europe displeased with the outrageous act.
counterparts known as satchel purses, replaced clutches. The popularity of satchels increased during World War II, “when women needed to carry more things as they walked or rode public transportation to conserve gas for the war effort” . Beauty department during the 1930’s underwent a makeover. However, women still wore their hair cut nearly above their shoulders, now some dared to wear longer styles, inspired by glamorous Hollywood movie stars like Veronica Lake. Wavy hair was on of the most characteristic hairstyles of the decade – “women could freely wave their hair in many different ways: naturally, with the help of a variety of curlers, or with a professionally styled permanent” .