The whole history of the mini-skirt from the Chinese annals to Madonna and Britney Spears
January 7, 2016 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine died one of the founders of Short Skirt "mini" Kurrezha Andre (André Courrèges). Short skirt in the 1960s caused a revolution in the fashion world, it has become a symbol of the generation and an important part of women's wardrobe. Today, it is the length of the skirt can vary depending on the trends, but earlier designers had hard times - had to fight for every centimeter.
We wade through the jungle of fashion stories and recall how the legendary garment has reached our days.
5400-4700 BC. e.
Of course, women wear short clothes, and until the 1960s. The first mention of mini-skirts appeared in Egypt - in such clothes women doing sports. In the Chinese annals of women portrayed in short skirts, when doing household chores.
At the beginning of the last century, views on women's clothes were conservative, and a short skirt and intended solely for sports and dancing. However, the actress and dancer are increasingly not only acted in short dresses, but also appeared to them in public. Dancer Josephine Baker sported revealing outfits, and she tried to imitate the most fashionistas.
Since the self-righteous society was not yet ready to women in short skirts on the streets, short skirts moved to the big screen. Costume film "Flight to Mars" and "Forbidden Planet" is not afraid to dress heroines in a futuristic short outfits.
The first half of 1960
This period has affected not only the history of fashion, but also in the history of women's rights. Andre Kurrezha and Mary Quant discovered the world of female legs and became heroes. So swing and cheeky London became home to a mini-skirt. Before the London store Bazaar lined up very long queue, the whole of London was blinded by the amount of naked female legs. It became a symbol of the era model Twiggy with short hair and boyish figure.
The second half of 1960
By the second half of the 1960s already, even the former first lady, Jackie Kennedy wears a short skirt. And not just anywhere, but in sobstvvennoy wedding to Aristotle Onassis. Fashion industry exploded variations miniskirts. There was none of the designer, who is not included in his collection of mini - from Yves Saint Laurent to Paco Rabban.
Let us not forget that fashion is changeable as the weather. Barely passed hysteria mini skirts came the 1970s with their flared trousers, skirts of medium length and flowing dresses. Miniskirts migrated to the rock scene, which seemed more appropriate than on the podium.
Cinema actively fought for a place in the hearts of fashionistas. Every genre conventions overgrown piece of clothing: in slasher were chirlidrshi in a short form in the romantic comedy heroine somehow lured his heartthrob mini-skirt. In addition, another bastion of mass culture, the music industry, took over the baton from the cinema. In his videos Madonna chose the shortest skirt (or it was just a strap?), Which were only known to mankind.
But then came the 1990s, and the miniskirt became popular not just the garment, and marketing tools. Remember the movie "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts and her ultra short skirt and boots, after the release of the film are all trying to copy this image. Do not forget about the legendary music video Britney Spears - Britney in a short school skirt pleated brought to mind the public.
the XXI century
Today, one can hardly come up with something new for a mini-skirt: on the podium there are new variations, the mini-skirt can be worn over pants or dresses. But one thing has remained unchanged - the article of clothing continues to help the woman to be irresistible.