Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Social Style in History

Social Style and Relevance in History 1. environmental protection Eskimo man (Charles Edward Gordon in traditional Eskimo attire. - circa ~1921) Surviving in the snow was no easy feat without Gortex boots and waterproof gear. This outfit was made of animal skins and furs and offered the best environmental protection of the time. Eskimo family ((Left to right) Reindeer Princess Holulu Buliak, (daughter of Sinrock Mary), husband Charles E. Gordon, daughters Anna (my grandmother) and Rose (my grandmother's sister) - circa 1903) Here is the same man with the rest of his family. This is not a glamorized image of beautiful white fur hoodie and people who look comfortable in the cold. In this image you can really see how the clothes are their sanctuary.
2. decoration
Queen Elizabeth 1
(The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1588)
Here is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth in her extremely decorative outfit. No human needs this much ornamentation to survive. She considered this a display of power for her country.
3. gender differentiation
Women's and men's baseball
(The first four women signed into the league,1943)
These are two standard outfits for men and women who are playing the exact same sport with the same rules, just a few years apart. The women's uniform is not conducive to good baseball.
Men's (1950's Brooklyn Dodgers)
These are the men's uniforms from 1950.
4. group membership
Boy Scout Uniform
(designed by Oscar de la Renta 2010,
for 100 year anniversary of Texas Boyscouts.)
Boy Scouts is one of the oldest American traditions and all over the country boy scout headquarters are celebrating their centennial. These were designed by de la Renta.
5. ceremonialism
Marie Antoinette,
On April 19, 1770 Marie Antoinette and Louis-Auguste were married by proxy in the Augustine Church in Vienna.
On May 16, 1770, their French wedding was held at Versailles in the Chapel Royal. Her wedding dress was decorated with diamonds and pearls.
We studied Antoinette in this module, and I have always been so interested in her, I wanted to do more research. This ceremonial wedding dress was worn by Marie Antoinette in 1770.
6. sexual enhancement
Agent Provocateur 2007
This is my favorite lingerie designer. This is nothing but sexual appeal and lust mongering.

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