See moreBig changes in society can lead to big changes in fashion. After decades of artificially wide hips and tightly laced torsos, a major shift begins to occur at the end of the 1700s. Americans, believing their newly formed government embodies the ideals of ancient Greek democracy and the Roman republic, embrace a fashion for Greco-Roman decorative arts. Even women’s clothing begins to mimic the flowing robes of ancient statuary. See Less
prom season is on it’s way out and thousands of Staten Island high school graduates are giving their dresses, heels, tuxedos and bowties a warm welcome to the closet.