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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the first A-Line collection?

    Oktober 9th, 2016

    The term ‘A-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress, skirt or coat that is shaped like the capital letter ‘A’. It is narrow at the top and flares away from the hip towards the knees. Read the rest of this entry
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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 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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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Little Black Dress (LBD)?

    August 13th, 2014

    Coco Chanel was a style icon and trendsetter in the 20th century. In 1926 she invented the ‘little black dress‘ aka LBD. A convenient evening dress for women, which could be easily dressed up with certain accessories for more fancy occasions. Read the rest of this entry
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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Capri Pants?

    Mai 29th, 2014

    The European fashion designer Sonja de Lennart invented the famous Capri pants in 1948. Well known as Capris, long or three-quarter shorts, they end below the knee and calf. Read the rest of this entry
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