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History of Fashion Notes Lecture 1: Basic Suggestions for the Wearing of Clothing Fashion Means of self expression Been with us since humans have started clothing themselves Beginning of time Individuality shows through how people wear their garments Dress is a communication tool that serves to indicate status, gender, life stages Protection Humans had their origins in warm climates Modesty Different from society Status Attached to dress after clothing came into use Decoration Universal: there are cultures with no clothing, but no cultures without decoration Protection, modesty, and status- motivations for elaboration and development of complex forms of dress Limitations to the design of clothing Gender, age, status, group membership, ceremonial use, sexual attractiveness Function, activities, materials, construction Social communication-dress is a silent language
Historical context Cross-culture influences Art forms-zeitgeist (spirit of the times) Western fashion-taste shared by many for a short period of time; a characteristic of western dress Before 16th century Sculpture and painting, sometimes written record Durable items: jewelry, buttons, pins Presentation accuracy Artwork-artistic conventions of the time Standards of modesty Fashion magazines Lecture 2: Ancient Civilizations Egypt Nile valley Remet-en-kemet - people of the black land Pharoah, tradition, religion, and ritual Social classes- nobility, free class, lower class, slaves Classes had different apparel Why did they build pyramids? Because they are triangular, they are closer to the sun gods Steps to the gods
Triangle shapes throughout architecture and clothing Hollywood’s portrayal of ancient egypt Make up was exaggerated Not far off of the evidence we have Ancient egyptian clothing Simplistic Schenti: man’s loin cloth or kilt made out of one piece of fabric Depending on social class the length and material varied Kalasiris: long, close fitting sheath dress made out of one piece of fabric Clothing basics-everything was wrapped not sewn for a long time Simple shapes; triangular Roomy-linen made out of flax plant grown in egypt Light Spare Complete nudity was not accepted by the upper class but for lower class it was ok for kids, slaves etc Women- high waist lines and fitted Men- worn at hips and looser fit with no shirt Like to highlight private areas Materials indicate rank Pharoah’s kilt made from fine linen Commoners loin cloth made from plant fibers or leather
Weave variety according to social rank Women’s clothing Made from tube material sewn on one side Light shawl worn over kalariris Two piece shirt tight bodice with slim fitting sleeves and open back and wide skirt with folds Nefertari and daughters- erotic icons

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