Choose A Beret for You II

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Berets were first worn by soldiers during the first World War and the kind of hats are still used in military although it has been a fashion item for women. In the Chanel’s nautical-themed Cruise 2018 show, top models, wearing berets, took part in the catwalk show for Chanel, such as Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Stella Maxwell.

Gigi Hadid, born on 23 April 1995, is an American model. She debuted in 2014 walking for Desigual’s show. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. Hadid has appeared on magazine covers including Vogue, Allure, W Magazine and Teen Vogue as well as Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. The famous model had walked for designers including: Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Max Mara as of May 2015.

Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid’s sister, is also a model. She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2015 and Bella was named Model of the Year in 2016.

Born on 15 May 1990, Stella Maxwell is a New Zealander model. She made her first appearance in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014 and had been named a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015.

Chanel has cemented the beret’s position as the headwear to be seen in 2018-19. Many fashion items were shown in this show and there were lots of stylish berets. If you are interested in that, you can find the video to watch and learn from it.

Back to the Military berets, I believe that many girls know the South Korean television series “Descendants of the Sun” that was aired in 2016. The drama has gained popularity across Asia. It was internationally broadcast in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and so on. It has received several awards, including the Grand Prize in television at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, and been named the Most Popular Show of the year by Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation in 2016. We can find black berets in this drama. The Captain and team leader of Alpha Team Yoo Si-jin(Song Joong-ki) always wears a black beret as part of the uniform, who graduated from the Korea Military Academy at the top of his class. Yoon Myung-ju(Kim Ji-won), First Lieutenant, also wears a black beret. But the badges in their berets are different.

The Green berets are often referred to the United States Army Special Forces, which is comprised of 12 excellent team members. They are mainly tasked with five missions, including unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action and counter-terrorism.

The soldiers at least master a foreign language, and each of them has their own technical expertise, such as weapons, engineering, communications and medical. The badge of the Green Berets includes two silver arrows crossed with a silver dagger, surrounded by a black ribbon and the motto “De oppresso liber” which is translated to “from (being) an oppressed man, (to being) a free one”.

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