Chic Ranges

Chic Ranges:

Military chic

Military chic also known as Soldier chic

Acceptance of military gear such as camouflage patterned clothing, war medals, military insignia, surplus clothing or dog tag necklaces which are adopted in the American Civil War into fashion.

The term and the similar soldier chic were widely applied 2003-2005, even though in fact military apparel such as the flight jackets worn by pilots throughout the Second World War which had frequently influenced fashion and inconsistently was frequently in fashion at times of anti-war feeling such as in the late 1960s when complaints against the Vietnam War were at their height as certainly after the Iraq War of 2003.

List of Chic

Nazi chic

Nazi chic is the incorporation of Nazi style clothing and culture frequently used for shock significance as a form of rebellion against the status quo, even though it is occasionally accompanied by a genuine sympathy for or observance to the ideology of National Socialism.

Northern chic

Intermittently applied retrospectively to features of the musical and cultural boom generated by the rock group, the Beatles and other artists such as Gerry & The Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas in 1962-4 – the “Mersey Sound”.

“Northern” is a reference both to Northern England, as also with “Northern soul” and Northern Songs which was published compositions by the Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Parisian chic

Parisian chic are also known as Bon chic bon genre.

Frequently applied to anything stylish connected with the French capital Paris or to the style of French celebrities; for e.g. actress Charlotte Gainsbourg or others living in Paris such as the English actress Kristin Scott Thomas.

Variants included “Left Bank” or “Right Bank” chic or even “Left Bank chic versus Right Bank polish”. Gainsbourg’s mother, the British-born actress Jane Birkin remarked that she would choose “English eccentricity over Parisian chic every time”, adding “chic you can learn – it’s just a form of grooming”.

The term bon chic bon genre was applied in the early period 1980s to the French equivalent of British “Sloane Rangers”, their typical “uniform” including a mackintosh, ballet shoes, trousers, a cashmere sweater, and accessories such as a “Birkin bag” and a Cartier Tank Francaise wrist-watch.

To a large extent, it refers to upper-class or upper-middle-class, young men and women who are well-bred or appear so with good bones, slim bodies and a complicated but restrained and elegant sense of style.

In the U.S., the Ralph Lauren intelligence mode of styles would be the correspondent.

Porn chic

“Porn chic” was first applied to the films such as Deep Throat in 1972 and Emmanuelle in 1974 which were commercially successful and thus tended to bring “soft” pornography into the mainstream. Afterward it has been used to refer more commonly to pornography in well-liked culture.

Prairie chic

Prairie chic is flat caps and floral dresses or aprons over jeans.

Radical chic

Radical chic are also known as Terrorist chic….

First coined by journalist Tom Wolfe in 1970, radical chic has since entered broad usage as a derogatory term for the pretentious adoption of radical causes by celebrities, socialites and high society.

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