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Some Interesting Fashion Facts - Pt 2

Here’s a good one…..

Did you know being pregnant was in fashion during 15th century? In those days, girls as young as 12, used pillows under their clothing to create the illusion of a baby bump. Imagine explaining that fad to your mother!

One of the first commercial bra was invented by a New York socialite, Mary Phelps in 1914. Howard Hughes also had his engineering firm, create an engineered bra to help out his girl friend, Jane Russell, who was reputed to be rather well endowed.

Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel was almost kidnapped by an elaborate German gang called Red Army Faction (RAF). What where they going to do with Karl? Steal his fan????

During 15th century, designers used little dolls instead of females as models to showcase their creations to the clients.

Elizabeth I loved hats so much that she made it compulsory for all females over the age of 7 to wear hats on Sundays and holidays. Anyone who refused to do so was stiffly fined. Haha.

Did you know 215 pair of jeans can be made with one bale of cotton?

We can attribute the LBD or the little black dress to Coco Chanel. This garment is an example of timeless simplicity and elegance.

In Canada, each person creates about 7 kilograms of textile waste that fills our landfills. Another excuse for a clothing swap party!

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