The Miniskirt

The Miniskirt
by S.L. '09


My report is on the invention of Andre Courreges; the miniskirt. Andre Courreges is a French man who invented the miniskirt in 1964. He invented this skirt because he wanted to make a smaller skirt style. Andre wanted to have more skin showing which is another reason why he invented the miniskirt. The thing that surprises me the most about the miniskirt is that a French male invented it!

According to Karen Homer, it was enough to send a shiver down her spine when she thinks of herself, at the age of sixteen, wearing a strip of material that looked more than a very wide belt than an actual skirt. She claims that the harsh truth is, miniskirts look good on practically no one. Only really skinny models can get away with wearing a miniskirt and actually look good in it. But miniskirts are back in fashion and despite the fact that these short skirts really don't look very good on anyone, they are flying off the store racks once again. I go my resources for this paragraph from; Homer, Karen. "Make it a mini." Times, The (United Kingdom). Retrieved Eleventh December 2003 http://web.22epnet.com/citation.asp.

From 1963 to 1973, the time period was known as 'An Era of Youth' and of course the miniskirt was a part of it. The miniskirt wasn't really introduced until about 1965, by Mary Quant in London and Andre Courreges in Paris. Starting at around mid-thigh length, the hemline of the miniskirt continued to creep upward until it became a micro-skirt. This micro-skirt really only became fashionable when the nylon tights were introduced. There were other lengths introduce (such as the maxi and the midi) however neither of those were as popular as the original mini. I got my resources for this paragraph from; "An Era of Youth and Change." 11 Dec. 2003 http://char.txa.cornell.edu/art/dress/dress/historic/baby boom.htm and also from; "The History of Middle Eastern and Western dress." Britannica Student Encyclopedia. 2003. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. 11 Dec, 2003 http://school.eb.com/eb/article? eu=10894&tocid=14029&query=mi The miniskirt is a skirt whose hemline is very wavy above the knees from ten to twenty centimeters below knee level. The miniskirts' new and improved hemline is all thanks to fashion designer, Mary Quant despite the various arguments that Andre Courreges was the inventor behind the flashy hemline. I got my resources for this paragraph from; "Miniskirt." Wikipedia 11 Dec.2003 http://en2.wikipedia .org/wiki /Miniskirt


The miniskirt is a skirt whose hemline is very wavy above the knees from ten to twenty centimeters below knee level. The miniskirts' new and improved hemline is all thanks to fashion designer, Mary Quant despite the various arguments that Andre Courreges was the inventor behind the flashy hemline. In conclusion the miniskirt has been changed in many ways, from the amount of skin showing to the hemline above or below the knee. Despite what various reporters think, the miniskirt will be around for awhile.


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