Author Archives: sme301

Not-so-Hidden Meaning; What Celeb Clothes Strive to Say

‘Fame and Fortune’ are two well-known traits of most celebrities today in American culture. A celebrity is a person who has a prominent profile, commands public interest, and has a major influence on social media/news sites. Fashion and trends are driven by social needs, in which the upper, social celebrity class determines what fashion trend […]

Conspicuous Consumption Consumes the Ragmarkets

“Second-Hand Dresses and the Role of the Ragmarket” by Angela McRobbie discusses how “second-hand style has offered young people, at a time of recession, for participating in fashion” (McRobbie, p.135). She continues to state that “most of the youth subcultures of the postwar period have relied on second-hand clothes found in jumble sales and ragmarkets […]