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  • Rumors A Farce Analysis

    Rumors, a farce by Neil Simon, was directed by Carol Sutton and costumed by Will Lowry at Furman University. The farce featured outlandish characters with costumes that were crisp and sparkling that joined the characters’ social statuses and the anniversary they were supposed to celebrate. Lowry stated that with the costumes, he tried “reinforcing characters and playing with relationships.” The costumes represented each character and relationship well, but lacked success in conjunction with the set and period. Simon’s play is set in the 1980s at a deputy-mayor’s house in New York with upper class socialites. The costumes were jewel toned gowns for the women and tuxes for the men. Because dresses and tuxes form the 1980s are presumably hard to come by, the costume designer used modern found clothing and fabric to imitate the clothing of the period (Lowry). Therefore, the costumes did not exactly align with the time period. Popular elements of the 1980s were definitely incorporated into the designs, however, with peplums, bows, and outrageous shoulder articles for the women. As for the men, Glenn Cooper—the politician—wore the sleeve of his suit rolled up while Ken Goreman—the lawyer—wore a complete tux with a cummerbund and suspenders.…

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  • Stereotypes And Symbols In The 1920's

    hats and bandeaus. The latter could be divided into categories: plain and adorned. “The plain bandeau was often worn for playing sports or with casual outfits” . Bandeaus “made of glittering fabrics” , adorned with feather, or a jewel, were worn to a more elegant ensembles. Cloche hats were much less extravagant piece of hair accessory. “They were close fitting, helmet-shaped hats that hugged the skull. They had deep rounded crowns with no brim or just a small curve at the edge” . Cloche hats…

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  • David's Bridal Case Study

    are bridal gowns, headpieces, veils, and other gown accessories. The target market is brides-to-be who are in the market for wedding and/or bridesmaids dresses and accessories. The market currently consists of Generation X (who valued tradition and consistency), Millennials (also known as Generation Y and who required high levels of feedback and interaction), and Generation Z (who are highly technologically connected and have never experienced life without the internet). As of 2011, the…

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  • Analysis Of The Girls In Their Summer Dresses

    “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses” is a wonderful short story by Irwin Shaw, where the writer highlights an argument between a married couple on a Sunday morning in lower Manhattan. The husband, Michael is looking at other girls in the street, when his wife Frances is with him. He doesn’t realize what he is doing is hurting his wife. Mentally, he is immature that he doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings but his own. He wants every woman he sees even though he has a beautiful wife. This is just…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Use Of Uniform Dresses

    when i was in first grade i remembered that i hated wearing uniform dresses, reason i wore then was because my mother would only buy me uniform dresses. i wasn 't sure why i didn 't like wherein them all i knew was that they weren 't for me and i hated being in them. in elementary school i appeared to my peers as the “tomboy” only because i liked playing all the sports that had anything to do with a ball. i played and i was quite good at it better then most of the boys. So because of this the…

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  • Analysis Of The Girls In Their Summer Dresses By Irwin Shaw

    In the short story, "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses", illustrated by Irwin Shaw, it involves a couple whom is walking the streets of Manhattan. One person may not just have a focus on their significant other, but rather many others of the opposite gender. Some, may say that their relationship is like any others. However, it is described as hurtful or unacceptable. Married couples need to be focused on their significant other, meaning only showing affection and love to that person. Thus,…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Cheap Chiffon

    Every woman is very much concerned in choosing the right dress that fits on her body. Today the market is full of demand for chiffon’s stylish and beautiful dresses. Most of the dresses come with famous designers labels. And they give an attractive look to every women and young girl who worn their dresses. Designers make dresses in each shape and body type so that women doesn’t feel any problem in finding the dress of their body type and beautifully fits on them. Every woman wants to find cheap…

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  • Casablanca Bridal Dress Analysis

    Finding the right gown to wear in your special day just got a little bit easier. The new Beloved line by Casablanca Bridal provides a range of romantic and ethereal bridal dresses that are sure to suit any bride’s style. Officially launching in Fall 2016, the Beloved line will already be available in stores as of July, offering brides-to-be a beautiful line of affordable, high-quality bridal gowns. The Beloved line was designed to complement Casablanca Bridal’s existing lines: the original…

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  • Symbolism In The Handmaid's Tale

    one purpose, and that is to conceive babies for the wives who are infertile. They are treated horribly and have no rights whatsoever. The commander is the leader of the household who has a duty to impregnate a handmaid to provide his wife with a child. Handmaids wear a number of dresses and each dress is symbolic in the part of how each handmaid is supposed to live. They dress in only two colors of dresses, white or red while the wives wear blue dresses. Early in, the reader meets the main…

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  • Ideal Sex In Wedding Films

    sexual interaction takes place in Kevin’s car after a night of heavily drinking, which violates the “where” and “when” aspects of the DCS for ideal sex. Kevin and Jane are also not in a relationship at the time of the sexual encounter, therefore the “why” aspect, which involves love, is also violated. According to Rubin, the violation of love is upheld by the concept of sex negativity (1984). She defines sex negativity as, “Western cultures generally consider[ing] sex to be a dangerous,…

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