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The 1980s — The Green Decade!

The Yuppie Era

Take a blast to the past as we explore our history, decade by decade. What traditions have stuck?
What fashion trends have returned? What games do we still play? A lot can happen in 100 years!

Civitas Senior Living | Women in fashionable clothing

The 1980s were a decade of bold style, colors, and silhouettes— and heaping amounts of permed hair. With trends spanning from ripped tights and biker jackets to polished oversized blazers and poof skirts, and style icons ranging from Joan Jett to Joan Collins, it was one of the most eclectic decades in fashion.

Air Jordans basically created what is today referred to as the sneaker market. Jellies sandals were the hit for girls!

The 1980s saw the emergence of dance music and new wave. As disco fell out of fashion in the decade’s early years, genres such as post-disco, Italo disco, Euro disco and dance-pop became more popular.

The Bee Gees ● Whitney Houston ● Diana Ross ● Thriller – Michael Jackson ● The Running Man ● The MC Hammer Dance ● The Macarena ● The Sprinkler

Ryan Gosling ● Kim Kardashian ● Macaulay Culkin ● Chelsea Clinton ● Jessica Simpson ● Tony Romo ● Michelle Williams ● Katherine Jenkins ● Kristen Bell ● Chris Pine ● Channing Tatum ● Venus Williams

Spinach Dip ● Sloppy Joes ● Pasta Salad ● Pizza Rolls ● Sushi ● Seven Layer Dip ● Pesto ● Turtle Cheesecake

Perhaps the most radical transformation witnessed by the 1980s scene was the spectacular rise of graffiti art, epitomized by the subway drawings of Keith Haring

Our Art Throbs Club will be painting and sketching fashions of the decade.

On April 12, 1980, the United States Olympic Committee voted to boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan ● Mark David Chapman murders John Lennon outside the Dakota Hotel in New York City, NY, the evening of December 8, 1980 ● Prince Charles and Lady Diana marry at Westminster Abbey on July 29, 1981 ● The musical Cats debuts on Broadway, October 8, 1982. It would hold the record for most performances (7,484) until surpassed by The ● Phantom of the Opera in January 2006 ● Apple Computer® launches its Macintosh computer in 1984 ● The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 74 seconds after liftoff on January 28, 1986 ● The stock market loses 22.6 percent of its value on “Black Monday,” October 19, 1987.

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