In the 1960s, the designer Jean Paul Gaultier was one of the first to use the term “dadaist”.
Dadaist is French for “dude”, the word for a man, and the term was first used by Louis Vuitton designer Louis Vuitton.
Dumas is a term for “disguise”.
It refers to someone pretending to be someone else.
The word “dumas” was coined in the 1890s by French painter Maurice Dada and first appeared in an 1884 magazine.
It was not until the 1920s that the word was adopted by fashion designers and the fashion world.
In the 1950s, Dadaists style was influenced by the French surrealist painter Jean-Paul Gaulty.
Dadaism was a form of art and philosophy that emphasised the “disillusionment” of the senses.
Gaultier took a lot of inspiration from the surrealist work of the late 19th century French painter Marcel Duchamp and Duchamp’s art became influential in the late 20th century and the 20th Century.
The name “Dada” was first used in a reference to a black- and-white painting by D.W. Griffith, and Gautier was inspired by Griffith’s “The Scream”.
The Dada Dancer was created in 1956 by Paul Gautier and Jacques Maguire in collaboration with photographer Bertrand De La Rochefort.
Although Gautiers work was a collaboration between the two men, it was Dauterive, who created the Dada-esque outfit on a blue denim jeans, black and white boots and black and blue trousers.
Paul Gaulez created the black and white Dada dress with a white blouse and white gloves in 1958, while Jacques Moulin created the black and blue Dama outfit in 1966. “Dauters” were designed in the style of the 1930s and 1950s, when a style in fashion was considered more appropriate than the other.
During the Cold War the US and Soviet Union were at war.
A dada dress was popular during the 1960s when it was possible to have an image of the US president on a black and white dress.
Black and white Dress designers could not compete with the look of the US president because the Dixon was the last President to be dressed in the same colour.
However, the US President was not the only person wearing a black Dapper Datsun during the 1960 Sixties. Catch the new DAPTAPE series at www.npr.org/daptapes