Pin-up girls, flappers, classic muscle cars, a first of it’s kind. Many of these terms come to mind first when I think of “classic”. You can always look back on a certain time frame and think how notorious it was for a certain first or change in style.
In fashion, many stylists and designers mix a classic style with a more modern one and it is largely accepted. People do not like to take big risks in fashion, besides Gaga, so they have a comfort of a more classic and respected look. Cars have also taken a step back at looking more futuristic. The 2010 Camaro looks more similar to the original classic muscle car than the crazy cube cars that have also hit the market in a smaller scale. Society often accepts a new style when it relates to a previous one.
The classic style however has had a greater impact though than the other styles that seem to constantly be fading in and out. From high waisted jeans to low riders, boot-cut to skinny jeans; large shirts with belts, more masculine clothes for women with a touch of femininity. Classic is always referred to as the go to fashion for a more respectable look.
What about the more modern era? Styles have been constantly changing from season to season. People want the latest look and that purse that you bought last summer is so out of style now. I personally, cannot think of a fashion that we have tried to copy after the classic style, at least in my life time. We are not exactly jumping back to the time of shoulder pads…
Besides fashion, because that is more Kayla’s forte than my own… what about people who have made a huge impact on society? We have celebrities who have made headlines of things they have done; both positive and negative. We also hear about political leaders and random Congress people. What about the people worth putting in history books? Although we did recently have a HUGE election in 2008 for a black president, we have hardly had anyone else change hugely impact history like Martin Luther King or other activists fight for a controversial cause. Although, once again politics are not my forte. As a general college student I cannot think of a classic- or better term- Renaissance man of the 21st century….
Classics are what we aspire to be like, a classic that is remembered for decades after their times. Classic is how “classy” and high class people act in a positive manner. I hope to be a classic in some form or another. Maybe not known by millions like Frank Sinatra or a classic muscle car, but just to my friends and family around me.