Title

Reflection of 1950’s Society Through Fashion

Lead Author Major

English

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Kris Alexanderson

Faculty Mentor Department

History

Abstract/Artist Statement

This project will be focusing on women’s fashion trends within America in the 1950’s and what influenced those trends. It will discuss what society was like before and after World War II and what women’s place was within society and how they were perceived. On what is meant by the phrase “the American Dream” and how peer pressure and conformity shaped the American Dream and the lives of women. It will go into depth on the expectations verses realities of women’s lives along with how different medias took part in the shaping of the lives of women. Women were the consumers that advertisements were geared toward and started taking a large role in directing fashion trends. With a deeper discussion on how fashion trends of the 1950’s reflects not just what was in style at the time but the problems of the time period such as gender, social, and economic issues.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

30-4-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2016 3:00 PM

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Reflection of 1950’s Society Through Fashion

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

This project will be focusing on women’s fashion trends within America in the 1950’s and what influenced those trends. It will discuss what society was like before and after World War II and what women’s place was within society and how they were perceived. On what is meant by the phrase “the American Dream” and how peer pressure and conformity shaped the American Dream and the lives of women. It will go into depth on the expectations verses realities of women’s lives along with how different medias took part in the shaping of the lives of women. Women were the consumers that advertisements were geared toward and started taking a large role in directing fashion trends. With a deeper discussion on how fashion trends of the 1950’s reflects not just what was in style at the time but the problems of the time period such as gender, social, and economic issues.