HOW DID THE LONDON PUNK ROCK MOVEMENT DURING 1970 TO 1979 AFFECT PUBLIC FASHION SENSE DURING THAT TIME PERIOD?
The London punk rock movement during 1970 to 1979 affected public fashion sense by introducing clothing and shoes that were unusual to the time period, strange hair styles, and shocking body piercings.
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Topic Sentence: Clothing trends changed drastically in those who were a part of the punk movement because of the shocking nature of the music and the trends that the artists such as "The Clash" wore, making those who listened to the music closer with the artists playing it.
A. "Anti-fashion (Weston pg. 26)
1. Rebellion towards society. Expressing ones "inner turmoil" (Marthes pg. 167)
a. Music = harsh and not precise like other music, resulting in a messier look.
1a. Music = "anti-establishment" and "rejecting mainstream". (Weston pg. 54)
b. Tight clothing. Revealing clothing.
1a. Vivien Westwood creates clothing for "The Exploited".
2a. Grungy looking clothing. Low class. "Punk is meant to show that you are just like everyone else- alone and struggling. You're just proud of it." (Smith Rolling Stone Magazine 1979)
2b. Purposely ripped clothes held together by tape or safety pins. Garbage bag clothing. c. Punk music was sexual and bands dressed sexually. 1a. Leather, rubber, vinyl.
2a. Things associated with bondage or S&M.
B. The Ramones
1. Leather, t-shirt, jeans.
a. "second class dress" (Turmick 239)
b. "dirty, simple clothes" (Turmick 240)
C. The Clash
1. Tight fitting pants. Plaid pants. Studs.
a. Bands wore tighter fitting clothing- going along with sexuality.
D. Malcolm McLaren 1. Opened a shop called "SEX"....