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Shoulder pads return to claim female power in 2019

By hollisterclothingoutlet 10/03/2023 575 Views

As hourglass waists trumped shoulder pads in the 1950s, rigid-line tailoring was discontinued until the 1980s, when business-minded confidence found its footing. home on the runways for Armani and Thierry Mugler. The look had a great time, reaching its height between 1984 and 1989, when Oprah, Princess Diana and Michael Jackson made the dropped shoulders a phenomenon of popular culture.

There are many parallels between then and now – both in terms of style and the challenges they pose to the status quo. When Lady Gaga appeared in a voluminous Marc Jacobs gown in October 2018, it was impossible not to draw comparisons to the outfit Talking Heads frontman David Byrne wore to his provocative Stop Making Sense concert in 1984, a satirical nod to yuppie culture. Gaga's message was unmistakable: "I wanted to take back the power," she said during her Women In Hollywood acceptance speech. Shoulders, sexuality and politics were also included.

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