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See 100 Years Of Egyptian Beauty Looks In Over A Minute

Wing like an Egyptian.

WatchCut Video just released the latest in their 100 Years of Beauty series, and this time, they're taking on Egypt.

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Research for this video was done by researcher Jacinthe Assaad. The looks she and WatchCut Video put together represent various political struggles in each decade.

"The look chosen for the 1910s represented the urban look that women would wear to step outside the home," Assaad explained in a video about the research behind the looks.

The look of the ’20s is modeled after Huda Shaarawi, a feminist leader who chose to remove the veil as a sign of resistance.

For the look of the —30s, WatchCut re-created the beginning of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, during which women were beautifully adorned.

The 1940s look was inspired by Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, complete with a pristine updo and red lipstick.

Doria Shafik, a philosopher, poet, and leader of the Egyptian feminist movement, was the inspiration for the hair and makeup in the '50s.

For the '60s, WatchCut was inspired by an image of a factory worker.

In the 1970s, the loose waves and big earrings were a look inspired by Souad Hosny, who was one of the major stars in Egypt.

In the 1980s, there was an acceptance of the Western norms of beauty in the fashion world.

The 1990s look was inspired by Sherihan, a famous Egyptian actress and singer who used to wear over-the-top, glittery, sequined dresses and gowns.

"The beginning of the 21st century in Egypt represents the ways in which the Egyptians are trying to reconcile their conservative aspects with the modern aspect."

The 2011 Revolution started the present decade, and WatchCut combined elements born out of the revolution to create the look for the 2010s.

In the below video, Research Behind The Looks: Egypt, Assaad explains why WatchCut chose to include the veil in this video.

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She explained, "We are conscious that the veil opens up a very controversial debate. While we're not trying to resolve the debate, we want people to be quite aware that the veil means different things to the West and the East. The West chose the veil as a symbol of the oppression of Muslim and Arab women. One of the arguments is that the veil represents the entry of the women into the public sphere. It is what allows them to be political beings. All of our standards of beauty and anything that is remotely related to aesthetics, in terms of art and beauty, is linked incestuously to politics."