I was recently considering why some actors, and some movies, become shamelessly unfashionable, when they were considered really good at the time? I’m thinking of JC Van Damme, and his style of movies. That guy was HUGE, and so were his movies, and then….Pfft. He was just no longer a big star, and his movies were considered awful.
Why clothes? Why would we actually laugh at styles that were iconic in the 80’s, or 90’s? At some point, scruffy jeans and boots and flannel shirts were FASHION in the 90’s, and then people go “I can’t believe it, that’s so ‘90’s!”. As if we were magically enlightened to how ridiculous that was, and we’ll never do it again.
Then, that shit comes back into style, and everyone pretends it was just the best look ever! We have to do it again!
Just like how not that long ago, wide-legged pants were the big deal. They looked modern again (even though everyone mocked them from the 70’s). How great!
Then, someone decided that the new modern look would be skinny jeans, just like the ‘80’s. Yeah, the ‘80’s. The ones we laughed at for the skinny jeans.
I kind of hate fashion, for the fact that it means your clothes are going to mostly be obsolete every ten years, if not five.
Why do some shows seem kind of cheesy if they are a decade old? They were fine ten years ago. What changed?
Also, there is that really distinct thing that happens when you go into someone’s house, and the house is decorated in a very specific way that happens to be more than a decade old. Like someone who has all that black living room furniture, or black patterned bed sheets, or that certain dusty rose that everyone used to use.
It’s so weird, because I can’t imagine someone walking into a medieval castle, and feeling like the décor was a little out of date. Did that ever happen? It would take a century before something seemed old-fashioned.
Did African tribes people laugh at the body paint they wore as kids? Did they feel that certain dances were just embarrassingly old?
How did fashion become so fleeting? Why do we listen? 23 hours ago