Friday, 11 April 2014

Fashion Facts

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A bit of fun for a Friday.  Here's ten little known facts about fashion...

1. South Korea used to have actual fashion police who would go around measuring the length of women's miniskirts. If they were deemed too short, the women could be fined or arrested.

2. Men didn’t wear underwear until the 17th century. Women didn’t bother wearing underwear until around 1800.

3. The spacesuits worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were actually created by bra maker Playtex.

4. Lacoste’s little embroidered crocodile was the first ever designer logo. It was created and manufactured in 1933.

5. Prior to the 19th century, designers used dolls to showcase their designs instead of models.

6. The first shopping mall to sell clothes was built in ancient Rome.

7. A tie fanatic, or collector, is called a grabologist.

8. The YKK you see on most zips? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which roughly translates as the Yoshida Company Limited. YKK is the most popular zip maker in the world.

9. Levi’s once made the singer Bing Crosby an all-denim tuxedo after he was turned away from a hotel for wearing jeans.

10. After its modern debut, the bikini was banned in Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Australia, and it was declared a sin by the Vatican.

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