Sunday, July 30, 2017

Pin-up Girls: The Rebels Behind The Look

There's a debate on or not pin-up girls are empowering to women because it seems to some like it's celebrating a time when women were oppressed, But I beg to differ. Don't be fooled by the pin curls and rosy cheeks, Pin-up girls were the rebels of their time defying society's expectations of what women should be, Unapologetically expressing their sexuality, and paving the way for modern day fashion. Today We're going to look at the women behind trends that were once seen as unthinkable for women to follow.

When It All Began: The Gibson Girl
The history of the pinup girl
Camille Clifford
You might want to kiss your bike after reading this, In the early 1800's safety bicycles became very popular because it allowed women to get around with a male escort, But it was proven very difficult to ride them in long skirts and petite coats, So women began wearing shorter more versatile clothing such as bloomers and boots. 

When Things Got More Interesting: The Flapper Girl 
The history of the pinup girl
Joan Crawford
This is the time when thing got really interesting, This was the time men started going to war and Boy, Would they have a site to see when they returned. Women had their taste of freedom. This means shorter hem lines, More makeup, and lots of alcohol. 

Give Em' Something to Fight For: The Vargas Girls
The history of the pinup girl

During the war times, A certain pin-up artist by the name of Alberto Vargas was very popular his art work was often in side soldiers pockets and pinned up on their walls. As a reminder of the all American pin-up that is waiting at home for them.

A Taste Of Freedom: The Rockabilly 

After the war times, Men and Women had more freedom and people starting expressing their individuality more. This meant big hair, rock and roll music, and lots of swing dancing. 

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