10 things you may or may not know about fashion!
I looked really hard, so hopefully you fashionista's will learn at least a little something! Let me know if you learn something, or if you have fashion facts of your own to share!
1. The Lacoste crocodile is considered to be the first logo to appear on garments.
2. Stiletto is a Renaissance-era Italian word for an assassin’s narrow-bladed knife.
4. Hurbert de Givenchy met Hepburn during the filming of Sabrina in 1953, and is credited for creating ‘The Audrey Hepburn look’. He went onto design the wardrobe of many of Hepburn’s most loved films.
4.Vogue was launched in 1892 as a weekly society magazine – it wasn’t until Conde Naste took it over in 1909 that it really took off.
5. Although we all get skinny jean fever, boot cut jeans are still most popular. Larissa Noble, director of denim design at 7 For All Mankind says boot cuts make up 46% of sales (wide leg jeans make up 35%, straight leg denim comes in at 12%, and skinny jeans make up a slim 7%).
6. A clothing item is technically "vintage" only if it comes from between 1920-1960. After that, the piece is considered "retro"
7. Bermuda shorts are called Bermuda shorts because in Bermuda in the 1930's it was illegal for women to show their thighs, so locals and tourists just lengthened their shorts to the knee.
8. The contemporary stiletto was invented in the 1950s by Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, who made his first pair for Marilyn Monroe in alligator skin. The models back then were tame by today's standards, with heels no higher than about 3 inches.
9. The first Chanel suit was released in 1923.
10. In France, the term haute couture is protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris.Their rules state that only "those companies mentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministry for Industry are entitled to avail themselves" of the label haute couture. The criteria for haute couturewere established in 1945 and updated in 1992.