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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Cloche Hat?

    Februar 27th, 2017

    The well known cloche hat was invented by the Parisian milliner and French fashion designer Caroline Reboux (1837-1927) in 1908. Due to the fitted, bell-shaped form of her invention, she named her hat – “cloche” hat, a French translation of the English word “bell”. The hat even shaped hairstyles and became especially popular during the 1920s, and continued to be commonly seen until about 1933.

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Mini Skirt?

    Juni 25th, 2016

    The so-called mini-skirt is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees that is generally no longer than 4 inches (10 cm) below the buttocks. In the olden days it was not usual, even a scandal if you attempted to show more legs then you should. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Wrap Dress?

    Mai 4th, 2016

    Fashion designer Diane von Fuerstenberg had a breakthrough for introducing the knitted jersey ‘wrap-dress’ in 1973. Its fundamental form was already deeply embedded in the American designer sportswear collection. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the T-Shirt?

    Februar 28th, 2016

    As trivial as it happened to sound, as legendary is the story of the T-Shirts. Originally the T-Shirt was supposed to be an undershirt for sea-men and marines. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Twin Set?

    Dezember 2nd, 2015

    A sweater with a matching cardigan all made with the same fabric and color was more a boring invention in 1934. Fashion designer Otto Weisz invented the twin-set for the knitwear label Pringle of Scotland back then. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Marlene Trousers?

    September 18th, 2015

    German Hollywood actress Marlene Dietrich was the first woman wearing trousers in the 1930s. It was a scandal because till the 70s trousers were only official made for men and women only had worn skirts and dresses. Frequently shown pictures of actress Marlene Dietrich in trousers helped to make the item acceptable for women back at the time. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Bikini?

    Juli 15th, 2015

    The Bikini was invented by French automobile engineer Louis Réard (1897 – 1984) and fashion designer Jacques Heim (1899 – 1967) in Paris in 1946. Réard was a car engineer but by 1946 he was running his mother’s lingerie boutique near Les Folies Bergères in Paris. Heim was a Parisian fashion designer and manufacturer of women’s furs and couture. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the “New Look”?

    Mai 11th, 2015

    “I wanted my dresses be constructed, molded upon the curves of the feminine body, whose sweep they would stylize,” French fashion designer Christian Dior pointed out in his autobiography. Indeed, in the spring of 1947 this was Dior’s concept when he launched his incredible new women’s line collection “Corelle” which went down in fashion history as the “New Look”. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Chanel Costume?

    März 4th, 2015

    The great couturière Coco Chanel was a major figure in fashion history during the 20th century, as much for her magnetic personality as for her chic and progressive designs. Read the rest of this entry

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Marilyn Dress?

    November 26th, 2014

    Who doesn’t know the famous scene of the film ‘Seven Year Itch’ (filmed in 1955 at the corner of Lexington Avenue & 52nd Street in New York) where Marilyn Monroe has been shown standing over a subway grate while wearing a beautiful, billowing, white neck-holder dress? Read the rest of this entry

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