20th Century Fashion Resources
by Lanajean Vecchione


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Anna Sui designed retro influenced fashions and second-hand shopping for vintage clothing becomes mainstream. Gothic and Cyberpunk clothes emerge. Heroin chic is marketed and Hip hop fashions make the scene with Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfinger. Hemp clothing, natural unbleached cotton, and recycled PVC plastic woven into polyester outwear emerges. Popular designers include Alexander McQueen, Isaac Mizrahi, Gucci, Versacci, and Donna Karan.


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Web Sites about 1990s Fashions and Culture

    First View - Collections On-line

      Features the latest collections from world fashion shows for men and women. There are other features besides video clips, including a calendar of upcoming fashion shows, designer links, and shopping information.

    CNN Style

      This news site offers a comprehensive look at headlines from the current fashion scene. A recent visit revealed stories on the new sexy maternity fashions and Calvin Klein cosmetics.

    Gothic Fashion

      This fashion site lets outsiders know how to care for gothic garments, wear cloaks gracefully, and achieve a gothic look in a corporate environment. This factual and fun site is serious and very well done.

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Books About Current and Recent Fashion


Videos Showing Nineties Fashions and Culture


      This nineties movie has a great soundtrack but was actually a mainstream attempt to popularize grunge style, which started as an underground musical movement in Seattle. In it you will see examples of grunge wear, from leather and denim to tattered flannel shirts.

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