Big Events

  • The wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer
  • "Lady Di" as a style icon: elegant hats, tailored suits, evening dresses
  • the rise of MTV

Big Ideas

  • The "Me" generation; designer labels and an emphasis on logos
  • Yuppies (Young Urban Professionals)
  • Fitness Craze
  • Postmodernism and avant-garde fashion

Big Trends

  • business attire and "power-dressing", shoulder pads
  • leg warmers, tights, leotards
  • big hair, flashy costume jewelry, and bright heels
  • underwear-as-outerwear (Madonna and Jean-Paul Gaultier), Calvin Klein underwear