This week covers two very strong decades in contemporary fashion. You will hopefully see how fashion played a role as its own character within these decades. It is important to read, listen to and watch all assigned material in order to properly complete this week’s assignments. This course is cumulative and we may refer back to past lessons in future weeks. Numbers in parenthesis refer to how long the media piece is so you may plan your week. You will find a variety of mediums presented showcasing both decades in living color.
Please pay extra attention to what is happening in history. Such great changes come through in the fashion of these decades.

The film this week is available for rental on Amazon, and it clearly shows an example of fashion as a character of its own. Be sure to complete all of these materials to prepare yourselves for this week’s Mind Mapping assignment.

Looking for more? (optional) Explore the TV series Petticoat Junction, The Brady Bunch, Maude, All in the Family for a feel of what these years were like. Some episodes are available for free viewing on YouTube and other video platforms.

Read:

Textbook:   Survey of Historic Costume plus Studio Access Card (6th Edition)  by Phyllis G. Tortora, Sara B. Marcketti Chapter 18: 1960-1979 (pg. 540-589)

Videos:

Down with Love movie photo from Va-voom Vintage Blog

Movie:

Down with Love

Set in New York in 1962-1963. A feminist advice columnist, Barbara Novak (Renee Zellweger), writes the best selling book, “Down with Love”, swearing off men. When ladies’ man/man’s man/man about town/journalist, Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor) is ditched by all of his mistresses (after reading the book), Catcher tries to charm his way into Barbara’s heart in an effort to prove she can fall in love.

This movie showcases classic shapes and themes from the 1960s in garments, interiors, make-up and language.

Costumes: Daniel Orlandi

Romantic-Comedy Starring: Ewan McGregor, Renee Zellweger

This movie is carried on Amazon to rent for $3.99.

Movie length: 101 minutes — please plan your time accordingly

Music:

That’s 70’s is a classic 1970’s pop and rock music podcast by Ken Steele.
“All of your favorites from the days of muscle cars and mini skirts. Man….weren’t those some good times.” – Ken Steele

Artist names and song titles:

NORMAN GREENBAUM-SPIRIT IN THE SKY
Al Green – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
Boston – MORE THAN A FEELING
Bee Gee’s – HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
Dave Edmunds – I HEAR YOU KNOCKING
Elton John – ROCKET MAN
Roberta Flack – KILLING ME SOFTLY
The O’Jay’s – BACK STABBERS
Robert John – SAD EYES
Bread – EVERYTHING I OWN
The Main Ingredient – EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL
America – SISTER GOLDEN HAIR
The Little River Band – REMINISCING
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose – TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW
Todd Rundgren – I SAW THE LIGHT
M – POP MUSIK
Carly Simon – NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
Jackson Browne – DOCTOR MY EYES
Steely Dan – RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER
Vanity Fair – HITCHIN’ A RIDE, THE FLOATERS-FLOAT ON
with Waves and thunder as the ending.