Nymphet Alumni
Nymphet Alumni
Apr 24, 2021
Ep 5: Notes on Prep
Play • 1 hr 21 min

On this week's episode, we analyze the rise of preppy fashion in alternative culture. We track the history of prep from its origin on Ivy League campuses, discuss its varying cultural significance throughout the decades (The Kennedys! Vivienne Westwood! Vampire Weekend! Brandy Melville!), and unpack why a sweater vest and tennis skirt has become the go-to look for Gen Z baddies ...

Links:
The Official Preppy Handbook: https://issuu.com/fiyero109/docs/toph
Vivienne Westwood Fall 1988 (not Harris Tweed collection but similar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPiJOtyxho 
NYT Lo Lifes feature: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/fashion/lo-lifes-fashion-hip-hop.html
Additional reading on Ivy Style: http://sites.fitnyc.edu/depts/museum/Ivy_Style/

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