Essay on Neoclassical Fashion Assignment

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................6CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................17REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................19
Essay:How Neoclassical styles have been discovered and adopted by the west societiesthroughout modern and post-modern societies? and what does it mean by Neoclassical fashionculturally?Figure 1: Neoclassical. Neoclassical dress, Titanic Movie.19th century styleINTRODUCTIONNeoclassical constitutes to adaption of classical in fashion, art, architecture, music etc.(Hollander, 2016).Neoclassical fashion refers to the high waisted clothes, the usual trend in theUnited States generalized by Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon's wife( the French emperor). Thestyle is made up of narrow, fleshing bodices, high or large puffy skirts. This trend ofNeoclassical dresses or fashion started at the end period of 17thcentury and at the starting of 18thcentury(Lee, 2019). Usually, in these dresses, the sleeves have some sort of decoration such asruffles, beads or bows, therefore the style has a close relation to my fashion visualizations in theaesthetics. This is due to the loose fitting tunics, high waisted, high and puffy skirts and thedecorative details in my visualisations, in addition, the extreme passion I have for the 18thCentury fashion which initially sparked in my mind while watching the Titanic movie. The
movie introduced the ranges of different Neoclassical dresses through various characters in themovie which inspired me to use Neoclassical in today’s visualisations.After further research into Neoclassical style through the centuries, I soon becameoverwhelmed with the value of Neoclassical fashion in the 18th century in regards to banningcorset in response to freeing women from physical and social discomforts and the Frenchrevolution (1789). This essay is completely based upon the adaption of Neoclassical style thatwas adopted by west societies throughout modern and post-modern society. As starting points, Iwill start to research on how Neoclassical style was discovered and adapted throughout differentcountries in Britain and France and how today’s designer use Neoclassical style in fashion andsettling nerves about its cultural appropriation.High-waisted regency gown style( a type of neoclassical fashion) became popularthrough the French revolution for which Neoclassical range was promoted in Europe during the18th Century. High -waisted regency gown was initially inspired by Marie Antoinette in the1790's, a dress with robe joined together and tied in the front. Later on, in early 19 the century,Josephine Bonapa the fashion icon took the position of Marie Antoinette and influenced the slim,high-waisted, gossamer thin chemise dress.
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