classicism classicism  /ˈklæ sɪ ˌsɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms

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    With their blush mesh and thin silver and black straps, Reed Krakoff's heels seem mixed-media art: naturalism (nude feathers), futurism (silver patent leather, mesh), and calfskin classicism meet to make the perfect statement shoe. We see them as a look in and of themselves, worn with a black dress offsetting ... More »
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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  1. In a tribute, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said Lapidus had "democratised French elegance and classicism" by making fashion available to ordinary men and women.
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. The 34-year-old Acosta, who danced at the Bolshoi in Moscow when he was just 16 and joined The Royal Ballet in London in 1998, said his second choreography is a "fusion of classicism and Afro-Cuba" that -- like his autobiographical "Tocororo" --...
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Carlos Acosta Source: Reuters Canada

  3. Armani, considered the doyen of Italian fashion, called his menswear line "classicism of 2010," and used oversized patterns on shirts, ties, shimmering silk and linen.
    on Jun 20, 2009 By: Giorgio Armani Source: Reuters

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