The Tipping Point: Chokers and Fishnets Gianella Ghiglino, Carolina Lopez, Amanda Ludman

When Or where is the first time you ever saw a choKer?

What is a choker?

"A necklace or ornamental band of fabric that fits closely around the neck."

Ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer Empire) & Egyptians

The choker necklaces were used as a piece of protection and symbolized Power.

Egyptian Collar Corset (similar to a Choker Style)

Cleopatra Heavy Gold Necklace pieces are considered Statement Bib Necklaces that derive from Choker Styled Pieces.

Native AMericans


Renaissance Period at the End of the 19th Century: Queen Alexandria of Denmark often seen wearing elaborate chokers.

Princess Diana 7 Strand Diamond and Sapphire Pearl Choker

Queen Mary of Teck
Queen Mary Cullinan

East Africa

90's Pop Culture


“The term ‘fishnet,’ meaning a loosely woven fabric, was in use by the early 1880s, but The Oxford English Dictionary dates the use of ‘fishnet stockings’ to 1933.”

1920's: Dancers and Flappers

King, Elizabeth, Kimberly Lawson, Aviva Stahl and Jeanne Theoharis, Hanson O'Haver, Amanda Scriver, Tierney Finster, Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir (Owl), Mitchell Sunderland, Maria Yagoda, Mira Gonzalez, and Rebecca Stoner. "A Stripped Down History of Women in Fishnets." Broadly. N.p., 07 Dec. 2015. Web. 21 Apr. 2017. : "Loose women" and Pinup Girls

1940s-1960s: "Loose women" and pinup girls

1970s: Punk Culture

Late 1980s- Early 1990s: Runway Models and Teens

Late 2010s: 90s "Grunge"

Sexualization of Young Girls: Dolls and Costumes

"Sexualization of Girls." Sunrise Residential Treatment Center. N.p., 29 Sept. 2015. Web. 21 Apr. 2017.

"The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2017.

"Sexualization of Women in the Media – Dove Self-Esteem." Doveselfesteem. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2017./.latest_citation_text

"Media and the Sexualization of Childhood." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2017./.latest_citation_text

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