An "It Girl" is slang for a beautiful, stylish young woman who possesses sex appeal without flaunting her sexuality. The phrase is believed to have originated as in British upper class society around the turn of the 20th century. An early literary usage of the term "it" in this context may be traced to a 1904 short story by Rudyard Kipling: "It isn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just 'It'." The expression reached global attention in 1927, with the popularity of the Paramount Studios film It, starring Clara Bow. Elinor Glyn, the notorious English novelist who wrote the book It and the screenplay based on it, lectured: "With 'It,' you win all men if you are a woman and all women if you are a man. 'It' can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction." Gly

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  • Als It-Girl wird eine zumeist jüngere Frau bezeichnet, die durch stetige Medienpräsenz auffällt. Mit „It“, dem „gewissen Etwas“, sind Sexappeal, Ausstrahlung und Auftreten (vgl. Charisma) gemeint. Der Begriff ließe sich also als „Mädchen mit dem gewissen Etwas“ übersetzen. Die Bezeichnung „It girl“ kam zum ersten Mal in den USA für den Stummfilm-Star Clara Bow auf („Amerikas erstes Sex-Symbol“), nachdem sie 1927 die Hauptrolle in dem Film It (deutscher Titel: Das gewisse Etwas) nach dem Erfolgsroman It von Elinor Glyn gespielt hatte. Im Vorspann von Das gewisse Etwas definiert Glyn den Begriff folgend: “That quality possessed by some which draws all others with its magnetic force. With 'It' you win all men if you are a woman and all women if you are a man. 'It' can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction.” „Die Eigenschaft, die manche besitzen, die alle anderen mit ihrer magnetischen Kraft anziehen. Mit ‚It‘ gewinnst du alle Männer, wenn du eine Frau bist, und alle Frauen, wenn du ein Mann bist. ‚It‘ kann eine geistige Eigenschaft oder eine physische Anziehung sein.“ Im Jahr 2009 wurde dieser Begriff in den Duden aufgenommen, der ihn auf jüngere Frauen beschränkt, die „durch ihr häufiges öffentliches Auftreten in Gesellschaft prominenter Personen (und ihre starke Medienpräsenz) einer breiten Öffentlichkeit bekannt“ sind. (de)
  • An "It Girl" is slang for a beautiful, stylish young woman who possesses sex appeal without flaunting her sexuality. The phrase is believed to have originated as in British upper class society around the turn of the 20th century. An early literary usage of the term "it" in this context may be traced to a 1904 short story by Rudyard Kipling: "It isn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just 'It'." The expression reached global attention in 1927, with the popularity of the Paramount Studios film It, starring Clara Bow. Elinor Glyn, the notorious English novelist who wrote the book It and the screenplay based on it, lectured: "With 'It,' you win all men if you are a woman and all women if you are a man. 'It' can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction." Glyn, who first rose to fame as the author of the scandalous 1907 bestseller Three Weeks, is usually credited with the invention of the "It Girl" concept, although it predates her book and movie. But she is definitely responsible for the impact the term had on the culture of the 1920s. The fashion component to the It Girl, however, originated with Glyn's elder sister, the celebrated couturier Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, known professionally as "Lucile," the name under which she directed exclusive salons in London, Paris and New York. As Lucile, Lucy Duff Gordon was the first designer to present her collections on a stage complete with the theatrical accoutrements of lights and music, inspiring the modern runway or catwalk show, and she was famous for making sexuality an aspect of fashion through her provocative lingerie and lingerie-inspired clothes. Lucile also specialised in dressing trendsetting stage and film performers, ranging from the stars of the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway to silent screen icons like Mary Pickford and Irene Castle. As early as 1917 Lucile herself used the term "it" in relation to style in her fashion column for Harper's Bazaar: "... I saw a very ladylike and well-bred friend of mine in her newest Parisian frock ... she felt she was 'it' and perfectly happy." (en)
  • "It girl" es una frase en inglés aplicable a una joven que posee la cualidad "It" ("eso"), la atracción absoluta. El uso temprano del concepto de "It" en este sentido se puede ver en un cuento de Rudyard Kipling: "No es la belleza, por decirlo así, ni buena charla necesariamente. Es sólo 'eso'." Elinor Glyn disertó: "Con 'eso' se gana todos los hombres si eres mujer y todas las mujeres si usted es un hombre. 'Eso' puede ser una cualidad de la mente, así como una atracción física. La expresión llegó a la atención del mundo en 1927, con la película It, protagonizada por Clara Bow. Si bien las "it girls" actuales son comúnmente jóvenes en el mundo de la moda o el espectáculo, el concepto original se centró en la personalidad. La "Sra. Bathrust" de Kipling era una viuda de mediana edad, y Glyn significativamente mantuvo a Benito Mussolini y al portero del hotel Ambassador en su lista de "it men". (es)
  • It girl ou It-girl est un terme anglais, désignant habituellement le neutre à la troisième personne du singulier, utilisé pour désigner une femme qui bénéficie d'une attention médiatique très importante, en général de façon subite, parfois temporairement. L'origine du phénomène est souvent liée à un événement dans la vie de cette personne, ou à une de ses activités. (fr)
  • It-girl of It girl is een Engelse term die in de media wordt gebruikt voor een charmante jonge vrouw met erotische aantrekkingskracht die enorme media-aandacht verwerft, zonder hiervoor iets noemenswaardigs te hebben gedaan. Deze media-aandacht is echter vaak maar van tijdelijke duur. Afhankelijk van wat een It-girl tijdens deze korte periode van aandacht doet kan ze uitgroeien tot een beroemdheid, of haar carrière sterft een stille dood. Voor mannen die iets soortgelijks overkomt wordt meestal de term "It-boy" gebruikt. (nl)
  • It girl é um termo utilizado para se referir a mulheres, geralmente muito jovens, que, mesmo sem querer, criam tendências, despertam o interesse das pessoas em relação ao seu modo de vestir, de andar, pensar ou ser. As “it girls” têm, via de regra, o que muitos chamam de “carisma”, algo que atrai a atenção para elas. Sua característica mais determinante é a de serem incomuns, de destacarem-se das pessoas comuns e provocar interesse, a ponto de outras pessoas passarem a copiar seu jeito de vestir, falar e/ou agir. Normalmente as “it girls” se comportam de maneira irreverente e despertam a curiosidade das pessoas sobre o seu modo de vida. O primeiro uso do conceito "it" neste sentido pode ser encontrado em uma história de Rudyard Kipling: "Não é a beleza, por assim dizer, nem uma boa conversa, necessariamente. É só 'it'." Elinor Glyn opinou em palestra: "Com 'It' você conquista todos os homens se você é mulher e todas as mulheres se você é homem. 'It' pode ser uma qualidade mental ou também um atrativo físico." A expressão atraiu atenção mundial em 1927, com o filme It, estrelado por Clara Bow. Grande parte das "it girls" têm alguma ligação com o mundo das artes, como por exemplo atrizes, cantoras, modelos etc. Algumas, no meio fashion, trazem as tendências das passarelas para o dia a dia, compelindo as mulheres a seguirem o mesmo estilo. (pt)
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  • It girl ou It-girl est un terme anglais, désignant habituellement le neutre à la troisième personne du singulier, utilisé pour désigner une femme qui bénéficie d'une attention médiatique très importante, en général de façon subite, parfois temporairement. L'origine du phénomène est souvent liée à un événement dans la vie de cette personne, ou à une de ses activités. (fr)
  • It-girl of It girl is een Engelse term die in de media wordt gebruikt voor een charmante jonge vrouw met erotische aantrekkingskracht die enorme media-aandacht verwerft, zonder hiervoor iets noemenswaardigs te hebben gedaan. Deze media-aandacht is echter vaak maar van tijdelijke duur. Afhankelijk van wat een It-girl tijdens deze korte periode van aandacht doet kan ze uitgroeien tot een beroemdheid, of haar carrière sterft een stille dood. Voor mannen die iets soortgelijks overkomt wordt meestal de term "It-boy" gebruikt. (nl)
  • An "It Girl" is slang for a beautiful, stylish young woman who possesses sex appeal without flaunting her sexuality. The phrase is believed to have originated as in British upper class society around the turn of the 20th century. An early literary usage of the term "it" in this context may be traced to a 1904 short story by Rudyard Kipling: "It isn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just 'It'." The expression reached global attention in 1927, with the popularity of the Paramount Studios film It, starring Clara Bow. Elinor Glyn, the notorious English novelist who wrote the book It and the screenplay based on it, lectured: "With 'It,' you win all men if you are a woman and all women if you are a man. 'It' can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction." Gly (en)
  • Als It-Girl wird eine zumeist jüngere Frau bezeichnet, die durch stetige Medienpräsenz auffällt. Mit „It“, dem „gewissen Etwas“, sind Sexappeal, Ausstrahlung und Auftreten (vgl. Charisma) gemeint. Der Begriff ließe sich also als „Mädchen mit dem gewissen Etwas“ übersetzen. “That quality possessed by some which draws all others with its magnetic force. With 'It' you win all men if you are a woman and all women if you are a man. 'It' can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction.” (de)
  • "It girl" es una frase en inglés aplicable a una joven que posee la cualidad "It" ("eso"), la atracción absoluta. El uso temprano del concepto de "It" en este sentido se puede ver en un cuento de Rudyard Kipling: "No es la belleza, por decirlo así, ni buena charla necesariamente. Es sólo 'eso'." Elinor Glyn disertó: "Con 'eso' se gana todos los hombres si eres mujer y todas las mujeres si usted es un hombre. 'Eso' puede ser una cualidad de la mente, así como una atracción física. La expresión llegó a la atención del mundo en 1927, con la película It, protagonizada por Clara Bow. (es)
  • It girl é um termo utilizado para se referir a mulheres, geralmente muito jovens, que, mesmo sem querer, criam tendências, despertam o interesse das pessoas em relação ao seu modo de vestir, de andar, pensar ou ser. As “it girls” têm, via de regra, o que muitos chamam de “carisma”, algo que atrai a atenção para elas. Sua característica mais determinante é a de serem incomuns, de destacarem-se das pessoas comuns e provocar interesse, a ponto de outras pessoas passarem a copiar seu jeito de vestir, falar e/ou agir. Normalmente as “it girls” se comportam de maneira irreverente e despertam a curiosidade das pessoas sobre o seu modo de vida. (pt)
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