History of Costumes

History of Costumes - v Saturation vi Decline and obsolete c Costume Design but clothing can lie i Gender ii Age iii Social/economic status 1

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I. Why do people wear clothes? a. Modesty i. Society expects us to cover up ii. Varies between societies and age groups b. Conformity i. Social acceptance c. Differentiation between sexes d. Protection from elements, chemicals, and other dangers e. Decoration f. Sexual attraction, beauty, vanity. II. Why do we study fashion? a. Fashion Changes i. Planned changes 1. Designers, etc. ii. Unplanned changes 1. New inventions, etc. iii. Changes inspired by consumers b. Fashion cycle i. Creation ii. Fashion leadership iii. Increasing social visibility iv. Conformity
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Unformatted text preview: v. Saturation vi. Decline and obsolete c. Costume Design, but clothing can lie i. Gender ii. Age iii. Social/economic status 1. Decoration/color iv. Occupation v. Time of year and day vi. Historical time period vii. Location viii.Personality/mood ix. Changes in circumstances x. Facilitate action xi. Time and place xii. Reinterpretation for modern audience xiii.Style 1. Realism, stylism, abstractism xiv.Relationships between characters xv. Visual statement of concept...
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course THEA 234 taught by Professor Ferrell during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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History of Costumes - v Saturation vi Decline and obsolete c Costume Design but clothing can lie i Gender ii Age iii Social/economic status 1

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