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Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched up with oversized accessories: The zoot suit, a “roomy” and extreme outfit designed to jitterbug. Zoot suits remained popular until mid-1940 when production was prohibited during the war because the suits used too much valuable fabric.

Retrospectacle: Remembering the Mullet

What’s old is new and sometimes just won’t go away. The hairstyle known as the “mullet” ... more

Retrospectacle: The Smiley Face

The smiley face is everywhere, but where did it come from? Learn about the origin of this ubiquitous ... more

Retrospectacle: The Rise of the Miniskirt

In the 1960s women’s rising hemlines created an international fashion revolution, and we have ... more
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