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The History of the Tie - VI

Disappearance of the Necktie
at Weddings & Galas

Kaede Lira
This year is celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Sorbonne Revolution of 1968, the landmark event of the Cultural Revolution.

This Revolution’s final goal was anarchy – an extreme form of egalitarianism – and this principle has seeped into many aspects of our post-Sorbonne world. This infiltration of vulgarity and egalitarianism also entered the realm of clothing.

We have seen this especially in the discarding of the necktie, a longstanding symbol of hierarchy and sacrality, mentioned in my previous articles on the necktie (1, 2, 3 , 4, and 5).

Today, in the sixth installment of this series on the necktie, I thought it fitting to illustrate this revolutionary disappearance of the necktie in pictures. In this and in the next articles, the pictures will speak for themselves.

Weddings then...

Vintaqge photos depicting weddings where the men all wore neckties Vintaqge photos depicting weddings where the men all wore neckties

And now...

Modern wedding photograph showing casual and vulgar attire without ties

Modern wedding photograph showing casual and vulgar attire without ties Modern wedding photograph showing casual and vulgar attire without ties

Modern wedding photograph showing casual and vulgar attire without ties

Galas, dances & awards then...

ties at a USO formal dance in the 1940's

Formal attire at the golden globe awards in 1958 and 1970

And now...

vulgar and tie-less attire at modern award ceremonies

vulgar and tie-less attire at modern award ceremonies

vulgar and tie-less attire at modern award ceremonies

Johnyy Depp and James McAvoy going tieless at award ceremonies

To be continued

Posted January 12, 2018

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