charles dana gibson – Google Search – http://pinterest.com/pin/11399805278979700/?s=3&m=wordpress
The Gibson girl was an iconic set of images which impacted the way women dressed and styled their hair for decades. I believe it also affected the way they saw themselves and helped meld a new image and behavior which added to an improvement in situation and lifestyle. This may have also assisted in the attitudes lending themselves to a grester sense of freedom along with more opportunity for education. Tell me i’m wrong. It may just be a feeling i get when i look at them. More respect.
The point being…art has a vast impact on life and the way we see ourselves. More than trends are set through images.