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THEATER 6 - Costume Unit 1900 thru 1940's: Home


silhouette (n.)

- 1. a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color - 2. an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)

'Silhouettes', 1920s-1950s.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 16 Nov 2011.


Instructor: Carolyn Giles

In this unit you will explore diverse web and print resources of historical periods with archetypal silhouettes to assist you with identifying line, shape, and texture for costumes.

The goal of your research is to identify historical trends in fashion in order to create a period costume using silhouette templates.

To begin your research, select your decade tab.

Silhouette Outlines

Fashion-Era : C20th Fashion History Silhouette Timelines & Stencil Outlines 1900-1950     Click on an image for a specific time period and then click on a thumbnail image for an enlargement you can use to create your costume collage rendering.

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