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Lavers Law and the Mini Skirt

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Laver's Law was an attempt to compress the complex cycle of fashion change and the general attitude towards any certain style or period into a simple timeline. It first appeared in Taste and Fashion (1937). This is an application of this law to the Mini Skirt.

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Lavers Law and the Mini Skirt

  1. Laver's Law And the Mini Skirt
  2. The 1960s was a politically charged decade of revolutionand change
  3. Apollo 11 became the first capsule to land on the moon
  4. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law
  5. Vietnam was raging
  6. Beatlemania was sweeping the world
  7. birth control pills h i t t h e m a r k e t
  8. And a new cult of youth, known as “Youthquake,” had radically taken over many areas of life
  9. In the midst of these dramatic political and cultural changes emerged one of the most enduring and controversial icons of the era: the miniskirt (or mini skirt)
  10. Existing, surprisingly, since ancient times, this small and sexy piece of fabric has embodied some of the most fascinating paradoxes of our times as it suggests both empowerment and vulnerability
  11. independence and a desire to please
  12. an attempt to cover and to reveal
  13. maturity and playfulness
  14. and liber and exploi ation tation
  15. Simultaneously condemned and loved, t h e m i n i s k i r t exploded into the political landscape and had women (and men) suddenly paying attention to what had been hidden years before…
  16. a woman’s legs
  17. James Laver (1899–1975) Laver's Law was an attempt to compress the complex cycle of fashion change and the general attitude towards any certain style or period into a simple timeline. It first appeared in Taste and Fashion (1937)
  18. 10 years before its time Indecent  Laver's Law indecorous improper vulgar
  19. 5 years before its time Shameless  Laver's Law unblushing unashamed inmoral
  20. 1 year before its time Daring   Laver's Law audacious venturous avant-garde
  21. “Current Fashion” Smart Laver's Law clever sharp chic
  22. 1 year after its time Dowdy Laver's Law styleless unstylish unfashionable
  23. 10 years after its time Hideous Laver's Law outrageous horrid ugly
  24. 20 years after its time Ridiculous Laver's Law pathetic laughable silly
  25. 30 years after its time Amusing Laver's Law diverting interesting cheer
  26. 50 years after its time Quaint Laver's Law unusual strange old-time
  27. 70 years after its time Charming Laver's Law pleasing sorcerous wizardly
  28. 100 years after its time Romantic Laver's Law loving amorous wild-eyed
  29. 150 years after its time Beautiful Laver's Law exquisite pretty gorgeous
  30. While the miniskirt has been met with disapproval and even violence, the tiny skirt shows no signs of disappearing. On the contrary, the miniskirt is still heavily featured on Western catwalks and in fashion magazines —and it is often shorter than ever.
  31. The phone company Samsung even introduced a new cell phone in 2008 called the “Miniskirt Season 2” which, while looking nothing like a miniskirt,….
  32. ...is targeted toward women who like to “Talk, Play, Love”
  33. The miniskirt—variously known as the “micro-mini,” “pelmet,” or “bondage” skirt —continues to occupy a fascinating and paradoxical space in the fashion world as it teasingly attempts to cover and reveal at the same time
  34. In all of its contradictions and reinventions, the miniskirt still provokes, challenges, and demands attention from both men and women alike.
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