Fashioning Society Karl Aspelund
Political Coloring <ul><li>Fashionable colors tell the story of the Second Empire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magenta </li></ul...
Technology Transforms All  <ul><ul><li>Steamships, trains, telegraph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The speed of the spread of...
Fin de Siècle: Altered States <ul><li>The  Exposition Universelle  of 1889 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric technology </li>...
A New Empress <ul><li>Admirer of Givenchy </li></ul><ul><li>Media focus on fashion and style </li></ul><ul><li>Politics pr...
The Post-Modern Condition <ul><li>The status of knowledge is altered in the post-industrial, post-modern age </li></ul><ul...
Trendspotting in the Early Twenty-First Century
The End of History? <ul><li>“ The End of History” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Last Man” </li></ul><ul><li>A desire for liberty...
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Fashioning Society: A Hundred Years of Haute Couture by Six Designers Sample PPT

  1. 1. Fashioning Society Karl Aspelund
  2. 2. Political Coloring <ul><li>Fashionable colors tell the story of the Second Empire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magenta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexican blue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metternich Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bismarck Brown </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Technology Transforms All <ul><ul><li>Steamships, trains, telegraph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The speed of the spread of ideas increases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High society becomes migratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style and culture is internationalized </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Fin de Siècle: Altered States <ul><li>The Exposition Universelle of 1889 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colonial and “exotic” themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A show of consumer goods aimed at the middle class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Poiret, age 10, is mesmerized </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maison Worth (still) dresses all the courts of Europe </li></ul>
  5. 5. A New Empress <ul><li>Admirer of Givenchy </li></ul><ul><li>Media focus on fashion and style </li></ul><ul><li>Politics prompt switch to US fashions </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Post-Modern Condition <ul><li>The status of knowledge is altered in the post-industrial, post-modern age </li></ul><ul><li>The disappearance of “grand narratives” </li></ul><ul><li>The “Ownership” of Culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissolution of Euro-centric worldview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules of society are not “natural” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is There a Post-Modern Fashion? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-modern, late-modern, or just pastiche? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Trendspotting in the Early Twenty-First Century
  8. 8. The End of History? <ul><li>“ The End of History” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Last Man” </li></ul><ul><li>A desire for liberty vs. the “happiness machines” </li></ul>

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