Simply scroll, read and click the orange arrow to play videos as desired to lead your group through a discussion. Pause as needed to ask questions or give comments. Remember to use captions and adjust the video playback speed to your audiences abilities and preferences. Use the navigation buttons at the bottom to move from section to section as needed. You can use a YouTube premium account to eliminate all commercials. Send comments and requests with the contact form at the bottom of the page. Please remember the graphics were designed to be viewed on a large television screen and may not present well on a computer, tablet or phone screen. Go at your own pace. Sections may be spread over 2 or more classes if needed. Enjoy and have fun!
Let’s begin our journey down fashion’s memory lane with a short introduction video produced by Vogue, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.
What are the ‘take aways from this video?
Did you learn anything new?
Throughout this course we will be relying on a series of videos from
Youtube channel. They are produced by Amanda Hallay-historian, author and professor at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising College in Manhattan. Our first video explores the cultural influences on 1920s fashion.
What is the most interesting thing that you learned?
What similarities does fashion today share with fashion of the 1920’s?
Have you ever dressed up as a flapper girl?
Is there anyone on your family tree that was a “real” flapper girl?
We’ve learned that the fashion of the 1920s was influenced by the new musical sensation “JAZZ”. Our next video explains this in greater detail.
How has what was happening in the world of music influenced fashion during your lifetime?
Rock and Roll?
Next week we will explore hair, make-up, underclothing, swimwear and wedding gowns.
In closing, let’s see actual flapper girls in action as we watch a short fashion show clip filmed in 1927.