Every fashion era has new beauty ideals, and perhaps this topic had best be called NEW BEAUTY.

At first, all these ideals seemed unconventional, but only in the context of what had transpired before. As you can see from my previous posts here, there were some exaggerated looks in hair, makeup and clothing in the 80s, and here are just several of many more. Extremes were part of the fashion currency.

Outfit by Rifat Ozbek

Coat by Nigel Preston, shirt by Yohji Yamamoto and skirt by Comme des Garcons

In addition, there were more women of mixed, or non-European ethnic and racial backgrounds portrayed in the media than ever before, although still not nearly in proportion to the population or to the viewer/readership.

Givenchy by John Galliano worn by Naomi Campbell