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10 amazing fashion facts that you may be unaware of

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Fashion hides a world full of secrets…

Do you love fashion? You would be willing to sell your own mother for a pair of Louboutin shoes? Do you know at least that the brand Stan Smith was the name of a tennis player, that before the Second World War, it was not only the girls who wore dresses, or that famous brands have their clothes made by prisoners? If you are a self-respecting fashionista here are some unusual facts to know about your favorite subject!

1/Until 1940, girls, but also boys, wore dresses

It is roughly from the beginning of the Second World War that the dresses became specific for girls. Before, children’s clothing did not attach any importance to sex. Boys also used to wear little heals.

2/ The bikini made scandal and was even banned in several European countries

The bikini invented by Louis Réard, a French automobile engineer, caused scandal and was even banned in Italy, Spain and Portugal at the time of its creation. In Germany, it was banned in public swimming pools until 1970.

Crédits : Pixabay

3/ Some brands have their clothes made by prisoners.

In the United States and England in particular, several clothing brands use inmates to make their ready-to-wear collections.

3/ In a Frenchman that invented the mini skirt

It is André Courrèges, the creator of the eponymous brand, who invented the miniskirt.

Crédits : Pixabay

4/ The wedding dress with the longest train measured 2750 metres

The train of the longest wedding dress in the world is that of a Romanian bride who wed on 20 March 2012.

5/ Denim ‘jeans is French and comes from… Nîmes

In the 1850s, a certain German Levi Strauss, a 24-year-old German immigrant, attempted to sell to the miners of California overalls made from the same fabric. Originally in brown tones, the trousers then become blue, the colour we know now and made in a fabric much less heavy, cotton, called “denim” by the Americans, with reference to the twill of the City of Nîmes, fabric produced since the 17th century.

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