1940s Glamour Resurfaces in Fashion Design


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by Marianne Salina
Fashion School Review Columnist

February 9, 2007


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In the world of fashion and apparel design, every trend has been tried at least once. It therefore comes as no surprise when fashion history repeats itself, albeit with a few minor twists and turns along the way. At this particular moment in clothing design, the top fashion houses are taking a renewed interest in the glamour, femininity, and hourglass silhouettes of the 1940s era.

Fashion Muses and Bold New Apparel Designs
One way fashion designers remain inspired is by selecting a contemporary muse - a male or female figure that embodies a certain style or aesthetic - before creating a clothing line. Dita Von Teese, a world-renowned burlesque dancer, has inspired designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Stefano Pilati of YSL to infuse their clothing lines with an emphasis on the female form. Scarlett Johansson is another figure whose retro appearance on the red carpet has helped cultivate renewed interest in the classic housedress, wide-legged trousers, and old glamour undergarments.

Fashion Design School: Learn to Predict Fashion Future
Successful fashion designers learn to interpret the subtle shifts in consumer interests, which are often dictated by young celebrity starlets. Understanding the ebbs and flows of fashion is a skill only developed after years of careful study and experience in the industry. Fashion design school courses like the history of fashion, consumer psychology, or fashion merchandising help illuminate the nuances of this complex industry and further your chances of success.

Getting your fashion design degree gives you the tools you need to sniff out next season's fashion moment and muses to inspire clothing design creativity. Begin your career in fashion design school.



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Marianne Salina is a freelance writer in Spokane, Washington. She writes about pursuits in education and degree opportunities.

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