Making Sense of 21st-century Fashion? Not So Fast…

The year 2000 and the great anticipation — and anxiety — that came with the countdown to it was almost two decades ago. Much has changed in the 17 years since the new millennium, including from a fashion perspective, but not so drastically that identifying a look of the post-2000 era is easy. Spacesuits and aerodynamically designed clothes did not immediately catch on as futurists of yore imagined, though ath-leisure certainly did. The defining aesthetic of the Aughts and the years after is rather elusive when you think about it. Unlike Fifties fit-and-flare, Sixties Swing, Seventies sensual freedom, Eighties poufy excess and Nineties street and minimalism, there is no single stylistic sign of the times, but more of a collection of moments and trend frenzies that have hit hard, then faded, and in some cases come back again. Where to begin?
It so happened that a culture-shifting fashion occurrence presented itself rather early on in 2000, specifically on Feb. 23, the night of the Grammys when Jennifer Lopez wore a green palm-printed Versace dress with a neckline that plunged past her belly button and into history. It was a significant, defining moment not because throngs of women ran out and bought

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Making Sense of 21st-century Fashion? Not So Fast…

Making Sense of 21st-century Fashion? Not So Fast…

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