1990s

 

Fashion in the 1990s was very much inspired by hop hop artists and groups like Destiny’s child as seen on the bottom right. Fashion was less conservative in which a lot of stomach and leg exposure became a normalcy. High waisted jeans made their biggest appearance and were very versatile in the way in which it was worn. There was also a big demand in authenticity as seen through the baggy clothing.

Many interior designs followed a much more rich and color oriented pallet which allowed for interior design to shift from minimalism. This color pallet often consisted or beige and whites. Many of the interior design was inspired around comfort which is usually why rooms seem to have more space to manuever around.

The 1990s saw a lot of advancements technologically for cars in the way they were constructed. One of those major advancements included the addition of ABS and airbags being fitted as standards. Holden improved the safety of their commodore releasing the all new improved VT Commodore in 1997 becoming the first Australian built car with a stronger body. It was both safe and the bestselling automobile and still continues to be. There was also the inclusion of on board computers giving off air conditioning, automatic windows and sunroof were being fitted in both luxury and small cars.

Michael Jordan was drafted in 1984, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that he won some of the biggest titles making him the most popular athlete. He strongly attracted the large crowds with his athleticism and his talent on the court. Musically, you had Tupac Shakur a very influential hip hop artist and an advocate for the black community. He strongly illustrated his feelings throughout his very popular songs “Dear momma” and much more. Lastly, theres Jim Carey who was a very comedic actor. His first appearance was made in In Living Color, the Wayan Bros TV show where he wowed the crowd with his talents as an actor.

 

 

 

1980s

Fashion in the 1980s had a lot of browns, and tans and oranges. There were a lot of blocky shapes within the style and in the way that crop tops were cut out for women. There were also bright colored accessories like sunglasses bangles and big oversized hoop earrings. Women often teased their hair giving them hippie vibe along with the bright colored makeup and neon pops of color. The style in the 1980s was much more alive and seen amongst the younger crowd.

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Interior design in the 80s included a lot of pastel colored schemes and a lot of whites as well. Like in the 1970s, rooms were spacious, but simple and contributed to the soft tone within the rooms. Chintz was a very popular aspect of interior design. It was used as prints which were very popular for quilts, bed covers and draperies and are still very much alive today.

Cars in the 1980s were’t as great yet. Companies were still trying to figure out how exactly to make emissions much more powerful and the cars above were much more affordable for the daily consumer.

 

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Run DMC was a very popular hip hop group. They were one of the widely known and acknowledged as one of the most influential groups in the history of hip hop along with L.L. Cool J whom is also placed above. Together, these celebrities paved the path for other hip hop artists today and brought about greta entertainment to various crowds.

 

 

1970s

Fashion in the 1970s was very flamboyant. There were a lot of bright colors present and the material of polyester was very present as well. Women were turning their cheek against the lose clothing and came back with flared pants and tight clothing paired with platform heels. Among the flared pants and the boot cut ones as well, the tunics, culottes, and robes were also very popular.

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Interior design in the 1970s there were great architectural and furniture designs introduced. Interior design took a sleek, minimalist modernism approach. Rooms mimicked earth tones, campus colors and high looks of futurism. Houses also contained a lot of open floor plan, making the room appear bigger and allowing for the rooms to have much more space. Rooms were often carpeted, wood paneled and very innovative.

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Cars in the 1970s came across various challenges. Federal regulations affected the new style and power of the cars. Although some companies like Lamborghini and Countach were making new designs, they were often dangerous and unreliable. Muscle cars during this decade were very powerful, but its popularity began to decrease as it became hard to keep the power and to get rid of the smog.

Jimmie Walker is an american actor and comedian. He was first very present on the radio station of the Riverside Church and he soon began his career as a comedian through stand up comedy. Farrah Fawcett was an American wrist and actress. She blew up when she worked that red bathing suit she modeled for a poster. She began her career through commercials and as a guest role on shows. Soon she began to appear on television series and then on big movie screens.

 

1960s

Fashion in the 1960s brought about a lot fo diverse trends such as gogo boots and culottes. Culottes were knee length trousers and gogo boots had a low heel that went up mid calf. Fabric like polyester, nylon, acrylic, vinyl and PVCRayon had been replaced with nylon, a fabric that was seen as stylish and versatile. The colors were bright and vivid with many patterns consisting of swirls and tie dyes.

Interior design in the 1960s consisted of a color scheme with dark greens, yellows, pinks, and orange. They were vividly present in wallpaper, carpets, curtains, sofas, chair seats and cushions also containing patterns or bright flowers.

Cars still physically appeared similar to decades before. The Ford Mustang was dominating the decade as engineering for the car slowed down and manufacturers focused more on the  appearance of the car. Electric cars were still being modified and Ford had shown their first sodium-sulfur battery charged car which was 15 pounds lighter than the previous one allowing the car to move swiftly.

Doris Day was an American actress and singer. Her career kicked off as a big band singer, but soon her popularity began to decrease after her song “Sentimental Journey”. She has appeared in numerous known American films as well. Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American actress who became one of the most famous Hollywood stars of the 1960s.

The 1940s

Fashion in 1940’s had a wider option of clothing choices. Women were now wearing suits and dressed more casually and comfortably. The 1940s fashion modeled a small waist, full hips and padded shoulders which gave off the hour glass figure. During this era, there was also a wider range of material and women chose vibrant colors and patterns to prevent them from thinking about the war.

Interior designs in the homes during the 1940s were traditional, patriotic and bright. They mimicked the color schemes of blues and reds which made it patriotic. Houses were very traditional in the sense that a lot of dark wood furniture was present. Lastly, homes took on a Hollywood glamor look. During this time, films were very impactful and people wanted to emphasize this in their homes, which is why rooms look very nicely put together.

Due to the war, the manufacturing of cars had stopped in 1942 in order to conserve metals for the war but resumed in 1946. Cars that were manufactured afterward were much more comfortable and physically appealing with a wider range of colors for customers.

Marilyn Monroe has to be one of the most known celebrities during this decade, She;s well known for acting and modeling and one of the most powerful sex symbols of her time. Ava Gardner was also an actress, but she was also a singer. She was signed to MGM studios and her stellar voice was mostly acknowledged and recognized after “The Killer” performance. Lastly, Ingrid Bergman was another actress who starred in many American films.

The 1930s

In the 1930s, the fashion shifted from a “boyish” style to a much more modest style. Zippers had become the new “it” thing due to how inexpensive they were compared to buttons. Less expensive fabrics were described as rough and peasant, but cotton did become more widely manufactured and worn. Along with these affordable fabrics and zippers, fur and floral print were heavily incorporated into fashion as well.

House interiors were influenced by modernism, art deco and historian styles like Georgian and Tudor. Although the Great Depression that had been weighing, people still kept their houses up to par with the latest house trends that included dominant colors like jade, seafoam green, gold, grassy tans, pale silvered almond and walnut.Cement had been replacing bricks allowing for more light to shine in through bigger windows, giving the room a bigger look.

Cars began to take on a more luxurious appeal. They now included a radio, heater, smoother engine and a smoother physical shape. The comfort in which one drove also took a great turn. Due to the change of shape in the car, the cars were able to run at a quicker speed because changes were modified. The 1930s offered a wide range of beautiful and sophisticated cars for their buyers.

All the celebrities shown above were actors. Will Rogers was a stage and motion picture actor, traveler and newspaper writer known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite son.” He had appeared in 71 movies, traveled the world 3 times, and had written over 4,000 articles. Shirley Temple was an American actress, singer and dancer and Hollywood’s number box office star in the 1930’s. Lastly, Marie Dressler was an actress, comedian and depression era film star. Her success came from films and comical operas.

Romain De Tirtoff

Romain De Tirtoff was a French artist and designer  who went by the name Erte. Erte was a very well known artist during the 20th century who succeeded in various fields like jewelry, fashion, graphic arts, costume and set designs. He’s created over 240 magazine covers making him the most recognized artist of the 1920s.