Effects Of Fashion Trends In The 1930's

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Fashion is rarely related to the “big events” of the world, which are those concerning politics, economics and law. Instead, it is viewed as a materialistic form of entertainment used to display wealth and status. Despite being one of the more visible and prominent cultural sectors, it is also one of the most overlooked because of its aesthetic essence. Designers, celebrities, publicists and the younger generation of our world may understand the significance of fashion, but the “real” and “serious” societal critics scarcely notice the power that fashion holds over our society. In reality, fashion has become a worldwide phenomenon that is not only a result of personal creativity but also one of commercial proliferation; hence, it is just as consequential to the changes happening in the world of politics and economics. In addition to being admired and appreciated as works of art, fashion, however, can also be used to examine and analyze the effects of cultural and economical issues and its impact on social trends.
What is particularly fascinating about the fashion trends of the 1930’s is that the trends and style of the era has drastically changed from the fashion during the previous decade. Similarly, the attitude and issues people faced during those decades, highlighted by the Jazz Age and the Great Depression, also varied greatly. While the Jazz Age of the 1920’s worshiped youth and placed emphasis on having fun and being free-spirited (Sauro), the Great Depression forced

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