Many people are trying to get Emma Watson’s new haircut or dress like Beyonce lately. Each year, audiences see new celebrity fashion trends as they march up and down the Red Carpet at events such as the Emmy Awards and the Oscars. They are also constantly featured in celebrity and fashion magazines. Once a star’s new look is revealed, suddenly everyone wants to copy it. Just how big of an impact does the media have on the current celebrity fashion trends? A lot!
The truth is, society can’t pass a magazine stand or watch celebrity-featured news programs without noticing a new look or two on their favorite Hollywood stars. And when people begin to see the new looks, they begin to want that look for themselves. Take Emma Watson’s new haircut for example: she just began wearing it last summer, and now the pixie cut can be seen everywhere. It’s a hot fashion trend right now.
This is not a new trend. For decades, fans have been copying the fashion trends of their favorite stars, both on- and off-screen. John Travolta made the white suite popular in the ’0s, Jennifer Beals made off-the-shoulder sweatshirts and torn jeans popular in the ’0s, and Madonna had fans changing their hair color multiple times in the’0s. Michael Jackson had fans changing their look to match his current fashion trend throughout his career.
What audiences see on their favorite celebrities thanks to all of the media attention they receive hits home, and causes new trends to be developed throughout the years. As one person copies the new look of her favorite celebrity, dozens of others do too. Suddenly, there’s a huge burst of people walking around with that star’s new look. This proves that the media has a huge impact on celebrity fashion trends, year in and year out.
As the year comes to a close, one can only wonder: what will they new trends be in 2011?