|～ Lesson 9 Fashion – A Reflection of the Times – ～
教科書Cloze Drill Ver.2
Look ( ) this picture! Can you ( ) that this dress was ( ) in 1947, soon after ( ) War Ⅱ?
This style, ( ) the "New Look," was ( ) by Christian Dior. Until ( ) mid-60s, France was the ( ) country in fashion. The ( ) dress had a flared ( ) using expensive fabrics, a ( ) waist and natural shoulders ―( ) shoulder pads.
During the ( ), when times were very ( ), people had to spend ( ) money carefully. The clothes ( ) wore show this concern. ( ) styles were similar ― plain ( ) simple without much design. ( ) dresses were cheap and ( ) for everyday wear.
After ( ) war, women were longing ( ) a new change in ( ). This is one reason ( ) Dior's "New Look" quickly ( ) popular. It reminded women ( ) the beauty and luxury ( ) fashion. In the fashionable ( ) End of London over ( ) dresses with the New ( ) were sold in two ( ).
Dior changed fashion dramatically. ( ) could say that it ( ) a new starting point ( ) the history of fashion.
( ) 1960s was a period ( ) change and rebellion. In ( ) a lot of colonies ( ) independence. In the United ( ), the civil-rights movement finally ( ) African-Americans more freedom. There were ( ) many protests around the ( ) against the Vietnam War. ( ) people played an important ( ) at this time, not ( ) in these movements, but ( ) fashion as well.
The ( ), the British rock group, ( ) a symbol of this ( ). Their music and fashion ( ) something new and exciting. ( ) of young people imitated ( ) fashion to show they ( ) in this "new hope," ( ) described by the title ( ) their song, "All You ( ) is Love." The fashion ( ), Twiggy, also made the ( ) a symbol of the ( ). The miniskirt and the ( ) fashion reflected young people's ( ) against traditional ways.
It's ( ) that we still see ( ) today. Soon this style ( ) have been around for ( ) years.
The miniskirt was ( ) by Mary Quant. She was ( ) by the short skirts ( ) by girls in Carnaby Street ( ) London. The streets in ( ) areas where young people ( ) were becoming the birthplace ( ) new fashions.
"Street fashion" ( ) developed in two different ( ). One was, as we've ( ) seen, represented by the ( ) the miniskirt was born. ( ) picked up a street ( ) and established it as ( ) popular fashion around the ( ). The other was by ( ) people themselves spreading the ( ) by copying what other ( ) people on the streets ( ) wearing.
One good example ( ) the latter is the ( ) fashion. Hippies were young ( ) who opposed and rejected ( ) of the conventional standards ( ) customs of society. They ( ) objected to the war ( ) encouraged love and peace. ( ) of them had long ( ) and wore bell-bottoms. Their "hippie ( )" became popular all over ( ) world and dominated the ( ) fashions of the 1970s.
1980s and 1990s
( ) status of women in ( ) greatly increased during this ( ). In 1979, Margaret Thatcher ( ) the Prime Minister of ( ) UK. Women's clothes expressed ( ) new "power." Dresses had ( ) shoulder pads and narrow ( ) that also showed their ( ). In short, women of ( ) 1980s were said to "( ) for success."
By the ( ), when women's status in ( ) had become established, career ( ) were now common and ( ). Accordingly, the line between ( )clothes and male clothes ( ) ambiguous. Fashion became unisex ( ) more flexible. People wore ( ) tight and loose fitting ( ); women wore miniskirts and ( ) skirts. Wearing casual clothes ( ) became more accepted for ( ) occasions.
Thus, when we ( ) back over the history ( ) fashion, we can understand ( ) popular fashions relate closely ( ) the culture, society, arts, ( ), and economic situation as ( ) goes by. Fashion was ( ) will always be one ( ) the main ways that ( ) reflect the lifestyle, the ( ) and the atmosphere of ( ) certain era.