Topic outline

  • Week 5: Women’s Liberation, Youth Culture, and Maximalism - The Rise of Personal Fashion (1950-2000)

    24 May 2023

    Guiding questions: How did fashion contribute to women’s liberation in the late twentieth century? What role did the different First Ladiesof the United States play in fashion culture? How was fashion influenced by minority cultures? What were the factors behind therise of women’s fashion, female models, and mass consumption inthe late twentieth century?

    Primary reading(s): 

    (PDF) Joanna Entwistle, “Power Dressing & the Construction of the Career Woman”, in Fashion Theory: A Reader, edited by Malcolm Barnard (Routledge, 2020), pp. 285-296.

    Kandidaattikeskus (Otakaari 1) Y308