Now the moment that you've all been waiting for the winner for 2002 Miss Egyptian Beauty Queen is Queen Nefeteri. "I would like to thank my family, my friends, and my sponsors. Most of all I would like to thank the gods and goddesses of Egypt because I was always taught that "cleanliness is next to godliness." I owe this moment to you my dear gods and goddesses. Thank you very much." .
Did ancient Egyptians worry about how they looked? Was beauty and fashion important? As a matter of fact, Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest societies in which we know that beauty was important. Ancient Egyptians were very meticulous about beauty and fashion, most especially cleanliness and personal appearance. Both men and women enhanced their appearances by wearing appropriate clothing, using cosmetics, adorning themselves with jewelry, and styling their hair in different ways. The Egyptians cared about their appearance a great deal. .
During the ancient Egyptian civilization, it was divided into three periods: Old.
Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, and New Kingdom. Early Egyptian fashion was simple and elegant during the Old Kingdom. In the long run, fashion became more complex and complicated. Clothing styles were chosen for comfort in the hot, dry climate of Egypt. Most Egyptian clothing was usually made from linen, but some were made of wool or cotton. Egyptian women were responsible for garment making--it was a household chore. Every garment worn by queens, pharaohs, and common people were handmade by women. .
Clothing styles were different for everyone--simple clothes for the common people and elegant clothes for the nobles. All men wore a skirt which was called a kilt. The length for these kilts varied from halfway above the knee and halfway below it. The kilt was either tied at the front, folded in at the sides, or in two knots at the hips. Men started to wear a sleeved, shirt-like garment.