Monday, January 31, 2011

Discovering the Zeigeist

Dominating Event: Woodstock
Woodstock Music&Art Fair was held at a dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. There slogan was "3 days of peace and music". During this music festival, 32 acts performed  outdoors in front of 500,000 people. It is regarded as one of the greatest events in popular music history.
This event has a great influence in fashion. What Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix wore on stage, and what the concert-goers wore set the hippie trend. This style involves long dresses of lightweight fabrics, suede boots with fringes, and oversize glasses. Flower prints can be seen everywhere.

Even today, the hippie style still comes back and forth in style. Last year was the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, so a lot of designers showed Woodstock influence in their collections.

Dominating Social Groups:Socialites
Ever since Paris Hilton became famous, many socialites entered the fashion scene. They are rich girls with too much money and too much time. They can afford all the designer clothing. People are interested in their lifestyle. Where they travel, what they eat, how they party, and all the dramas are all putting the socialites in the spotlight. Paparrazzis love following them. Thanks to that, we have so much chance to see what they wear every day.

Paris Hilton
Famous for her dramatic life, Paris Hilton makes herself a celebrity. It is hard to describe her style, it seems like she wears a little bit of everything.

Olivia Palermo
Growing up in the Upper East Side of New York, Olivia's style pretty much represents her background. She always looks elegant and chic. It is hard to see her wear anything that is too bold. She became famous when she appeared on the show The City. Now she is often featured in style sections of different magazines and web sites, because so many people like the way she dresses.

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