From Culture to Clothing: Discovering the World Events Behind A Century of Fashion Images

  title={From Culture to Clothing: Discovering the World Events Behind A Century of Fashion Images},
  author={Wei-Lin Hsiao and Kristen Grauman},
  journal={2021 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
  • Wei-Lin Hsiao, K. Grauman
  • Published 2 February 2021
  • Computer Science
  • 2021 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
Fashion is intertwined with external cultural factors, but identifying these links remains a manual process limited to only the most salient phenomena. We propose a data-driven approach to identify specific cultural factors affecting the clothes people wear. Using large-scale datasets of news articles and vintage photos spanning a century, we present a multi-modal statistical model to detect influence relationships between happenings in the world and people’s choice of clothing. Furthermore, on… 
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