|Queen Elizabeth I: 1558-1603;
Back then clothing reflected social status and wealth. She had the "stiff
look" with cruder ruffs, round collar, jeweled wigs, and corsets.
King Louis XIV: He sent life style
dolls to every European Court, so all the world would know about fashion
Marie Antoinette: Queen of France
(1775-1795) wore ornate styles with high headdresses, plumes, voluminous
dresses, and she used paper Mache' to whiten and stiffen her hair.
George Bryan "Beau" Brummell:
"Dandy" ism. During the 1800's was a style of dress and lifestyle for men
that celebrated elegance and refinement (straight posture, well fitting
clothes with gloves and a top hat.) He was one of the most noted figures
in men's clothing.
Jacqueline Kennedy: early 1960's.
Her trademark was the pillbox hat and suits with three quarter sleeves.
The Beatles: They came to the U.S.
in 1964 wearing mop-top hair styles. It changed to crew cut hair cut
look. It became standard fashion for men by the 70's. They were
considered extreme in the early 1960's.