11 “OMG” Fashion Facts
There are thousands odd facts about clothes and fashion industry most people don’t know. Let’s test your fashion fact knowledge. Did you know that- Women were not allowed to wear shorts in public until World War II ? I am sure most of you didn’t. Let’s make your fact knowledge stronger with 11 fashion & clothes related facts.
Here is a list of 11 facts on fashion which you might not know:
1 Origin of Jeans
The word ‘Jeans’ came from the word ‘Genes’, the local term for Genoan sailors who wore cotton pants.
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2 Shoes Sole = Insult
Shoes are considered dirty in the Arab culture because they touch the ground and cover the foot. It is considered as offensive to show one’s shoes sole and throwing shoe at someone is an extreme grave insult.
3 Louis Vuitton’s Love for Exclusive Bags
Louis Vuitton supposedly burns its old bags to keep the brand’s complete exclusivity.
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4 Top Fashion Shows Also Follow Queue Culture
The 4 major International Fashion shows take place in the following order- First is in New York then in London followed by Milan and last in Paris. Each city holds the fashion show twice in a year in the months of February and September.
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5 Thank You Queen Victoria for White Wedding Fashion
Initially wearing white clothes were associated to mourning, until Queen Victoria decided to wear a white dress on the day of her wedding.
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6 Stilettos for Marilyn Monroe
The first stilettos were designed by Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo in 1950’s for Marilyn Monroe.
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7 Ritu Beri is Super Senior at Paris Fashion
Ritu Beri is the first Indian Designer who showed at Paris fashion week and she is also the writer and publisher of the most expensive book Indian book ever written called Firefly- A fairytale which costs 1 lakh rupees per book.
8 Perfume Era
The new era of perfume was first launched when Coco Chanel launched the exotic floral blend, Chanel No.5 which was the first ever perfume to mix natural and artificial essences.
9. Nose Wiping Jugad is Now Fashion Trend
For preventing soldiers from wiping off their running nose from the sleeves, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered for buttons to be attached to the sleeves of the jacket.
10 Alexander McQueen & PETA Relation
In 1977, after Alexander McQueen used animal and bird heads in his fashion show, members of PETA dumped animal guts in front of Givenchy’s Paris boutique doorstep.
11 Believe it or Not but Linen is Popular
The five most common fashion clothes fabrics are linen, cotton, polyester, and rayon.