Did you know that back before the 1920s, makeup and cosmetics were not accepted by American Society because of their relation to loose living and prostitution? But because of popular movie stars like Joan Crawford and Clara Bow, women began copying their makeup. Now makeup is even more widely accepted by society. This and other fun facts make the 1920s among some of the greatest decades of all time because of the interesting fashion, jazz music, and celebrities. One of the defining characteristics of the roaring twenties was the fashion.
Her dress would not create such a stir nowadays, as most celebrities wear sheer, extremely revealing clothing in public. If the script had been written in 1929, the women would most likely wear simpler more modest clothing and we would probably see more women in suits, yet the portrayal of the “flapper” look was quite accurate. Then again if the action was set later, we would probably notice changes not only in the clothing but also in the behaviour of women. The women in the jazz orchestra showed us a very unique perspective on modern femininity in that era. The act of drinking and smoking in the train was supposed to demonstrate the image of an independent woman opposing the traditional gender norms, which is associated with the suffrage movements that emerged in the 19th century.
Color Symbolism Blanche Scene 1 Dressed in all white in this scene. White is a symbol of purity and innocence, something Blanche clearly lacks. Scene 2 The Gold dress and jewelry described in page 34 and 35, that Stanley raids from Blanches chest is described at a pirated loot. Stanly is comparing Balance to a pirate lmaooooooo Scene 3 The silver Lighter in page 47 catches Blanche eye almost immediately as it is the first thing she notices about Mich. Scene 5 The white dress Blanche Wears on her birthday is smeared when she spills some whiskey and blots it out.
My drill team- the Rocky Mountain Panther Dancers, requires each dancer to have their own set of both black and tan shoes. Jazz shoes are a comfortable mix between point or ballet shoes and tennis shoes, making no need for the destruction of feet of the painful surface of hard floors. Jazz dance is an widespread term that can refer to several related dance styles. Jazz is as American as apple pie, a mishmash of world cultures and inspiration distilled into a captivating singular dance. Dancers were getting their feet trashed by floors.
The piece was inspired by burlesque movements. The dancers performed sexualized movements, stances and poses. Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches, states, “… most audiences would call ‘Big Spender’ and dance, it included no traditional dance steps.” Fosse changed the way dances are perceived. Another popular musical number in Sweet Charity is “Rich Man’s Frug”. A History of the Roots and Branches, explains “…the piece explores the popularity of social dances in the 1960’s… bodies lean and tilt in contrast to arching arms and angular legs that symbolize a bleak
Chanel designed the Black Dress in 1926 so during a time in between World War I and World War II. Which contrasted greatly with other designs that included garments of full embroidery. She let her materials and colour fabric fight the societal influences placed on women at the time. Originally, to make the dress she used the resources of the following: jersey, chiffon, lace, tulle, wool, crepe, satin, velvet for night, polychrome sequin embellishment or a variety of weightless silk. (Amy De La Haye, 2013) Chanel's creation of the long sleeves, slash-necked, straight silhouette, calf-length silk dress with only diagonal pin-tucks as decoration.
Society has changed tremendously over the years and so has fashion. In the 1920’s, women were beginning to express themselves and exercising their individuality. They began to wear short skirts and dresses in bright, bold colors. Women also began to dress in a more masculine manner and bobbed their hair. The iconic “flapper” look started when Coco Chanel dressed in a man’s sweater with a belt around the waist.
Foot binding was for young women in the 18th century up into the mid 19th century Foot binding became popular as a means of displaying status (women from wealthy families, who did not need their feet to work, could afford to have them bound) and was correspondingly adopted as a symbol of beauty in Chinese culture Manchu women, as well as Mongol and Chinese women in the Eight Banners, did not bind their feet, and the most a Manchu woman might do was to wrap the feet tightly to give them a slender appearance. In 1912, the new Republic of China government banned foot binding . The Chinese Civil War was a civil war fought from 1927 to 1950. Due to a difference in thinking between the Communist Chinese Communist Party and the NationalistKuomintang, there was a fight for legitimacy as the government of China. Mao Zedong is known for launching a new era of reform.
During the festivities and the umpteen weddings, people get decked up in ravishing heavy attires. Where women dress up in heavy outfits like lehnga, saari, or salwar-suits in a stylish way, men put on kurta pyjamas or sherwanis. But only a right kind of jewel pieces can add oodles of style and glamour to your favourite outfit. To make your ensemble stand out this season, ladies can jazz up their heavy ethnic outfits with glittering traditional jewellery having contemporary designs such as Chandballis, Kamarband, antique necklaces, mangtikkas, bracelets, kadas, bangles and hair accessories. Even this trendy colourful jewellery possesses the potential to accolade with western outfits.
Nargis Dutt played the role of most iconic female protagonist of Indian cinema in Mother India, Madhubala in Mughal-e-Azam- these characters only restricted the women characters in the cast of glorified mother or the large-hearted courtesan/lover who will sacrifice their choices and happiness to maintain the ‘idealized’ standards lay down by the male chauvinist society. While in the inter-class love story of Maine Pyaar Kiya, Rajshri’s over-the-top-‘sanskari’ heroin Suman contrasted in every way with the fashionable-dark-lipstick clad love rival for the hero, her Indian ‘idealized’ sanskar makes her better marriage partner, who will definitely consider her husband made on the ‘image of God himself4 and is no less than God to her. While in movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai- in which one of the female protagonist Tina, who wears short western clothes, proves her Indian-ness by singing a religious hymn. While other character Anjali from a tomboy girl with no inhibitions and interests like the girls of her age, metamorphoses toward more Indian ideal woman and their bodily practice i.e. ; walking, dressing and manners comes under the hegemonic norms of gender, is suitable for the love of hero.