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reflected a cultural inclination for stricter lines
and less decoration, echoing a military cut in a
time of economic restriction. More recent trends
to wear shoulder pads have reflected a different
outlook – that of showing strength and power.
In the eighties shoulder pads were everywhere
and signalled prosperity and a show of power.
Back again in recent years they have been seen
as a sign of strength and desire to flout economic
B Platform shoes
Platforms were a product of the seventies,
weren’t they? No, wrong again! In fact, platforms
go back a very long way indeed – to the 1400s!
It seems that people have always had a yearning
to appear taller than they are, and to stand out
in a crowd. ‘Chopines’, as...
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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