Visual Arts History 1043A/B Chapter Notes -Flea Market, Costume Jewelry, Issey Miyake

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Anthropologists have invested much energy into examination of the significance of structure, form, pattern in non western cultures dress because more indicator of social customs and hierarchies. Innovative characteristics 19th and 20th century clothing as cultural phenomena with avant garde art and film. Ideas about hygiene, psyche, sexuality, comfort, decoration and technology imbedded in history and material of modern dress. >gustave jaeger hygiene, taste and the rational body. Design innovation simply by pushing accepted boundaries of body proportions / patterns / colours. Medical professional commented that corsets and heavy skirts were doing damage to the body. Jaeger more concerned with reform of men"s over women"s clothing. >schaparelli and vionnet performing the modern psyche. Significance as designer came from eclectic personal vision and understanding of the fragile fashion psyche. Interest lay more in learning the craft/trade of clothing construction. Formed basis for succeeding innovations by young designers. Inspirations derived from landscape, culture, history of spanish homeland.

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