Derby Day Femton Research Paper

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“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” – Diana Vreeland (Quoted from -at: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/a1576/50-famous-fashion-quotes)
Throughout this essay I will be anaylsing the image above which captures a pivotal moment of women’s fashions. The photo features English model Jean Shrimpton, who wore a white mini-dress in 1965. At Derby Day Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.
Furthermore I will be discussing significant events during the 1960’s and, be giving an insight into the particular time period in which the photo was taking in. Additionally more information …show more content…

Moreover others have argued that the dress code was originated as a marketing ploy, sponsored by whisky maker James Buchanan. It has been alleged during the 1960’s that there was an award price of £200, which went out to the best dressed in black and white ensemble to the event. On the other hand, others had debated that it originates from the Victorian racing carnival most dressy day.

Furthermore Jean Shrimpton was known as one of the first supermodels in the history of fashion, and was a popular icon in the 1960’s. Further to this she was, the highest paid models during her time. In today’s society she would be regarded as the face of swinging …show more content…

She may have also been challenging the strict protocols of women wear for the event, or in general. In spite of this Shrimpton later explains that one of the most pivotal moments of her career was a mere misunderstanding "I got asked to go to the Melbourne Cup and didn't do any research." (Quoted from https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/apr/30/saturday-interview-jean-shrimpton) However this still caused a change in the fashion industry. Moreover in the early 1970’s Shrimpton quit modelling "Fashion is full of dark, troubled people," she says. "It's a high-pressured environment that takes its toll and burns people out” quoted by Jean Shrimpton. During this time the conservative had regained leadership. In my opinion I feel that as well as challenging current fashion trends maybe there should be a change into the amount of pressured is put on

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