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Unformatted text preview: e nineties and the noughties and it seems
platforms have proven that they are probably
here to stay in some shape or form! Read the text and answer the questions. How late are the
A The shoulder pad
If asked when the shoulder pad made its first
appearance on the fashion scene, undoubtedly
most of us would say the eighties, but we would
be a long way out! Shoulder pads have been
popular at various times throughout history and
often for quite different reasons. In the Europe
of the 1500s, when Spain was asserting its
dominance as a global power as well as being
a centre of fashion, the shoulder pad became
extremely fashionable. At this point it was
seen as a reflection of cultural austerity, giving
a look of solemnity to the wearer, although
this austerity did not stretch to the sumptuous
materials used in the clothes! World War Two
saw the return...
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2013 for the course GRAM 302 taught by Professor William during the Summer '09 term at University of the Punjab.
- Summer '09