5 Interesting Facts About FASHION

Everyone knows that Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, but did you know that it was Mark Twain who invented the clasp at the back of your bra? It’s true! Here are more 5 fun and interesting facts about Fashion.

#2 Tutankhamun made eyeliner popular

Eyeliner wasn’t very popular until around the 1920s. It only became popular after King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922, which sparked a renewed interest in ancient Egypt, and people saw images of the young king wearing eyeliner.

#3 Men wore high heels before women did

The high heel wasn’t invented to make the ladies look sexy; it was invented to stop men falling from their horses! History shows that the first high heels were worn by men and they were designed to keep a man’s feet in the stirrups when he was shooting his foes with a bow and arrow. It wasn’t until much later that high heels became an fashion item for women.

#4 The thong was invented by the Mayor of New York

Well, he didn’t actually invent it because there is evidence of thongs being worn by the tribal people of Southern Africa centuries ago. It was, however, New York's Mayor, Fiorello Henry La Guardia, who takes the credit for making the thong popular in the modern world. He made the news in 1939 when he demanded that the exotic dancers of New York wear something to keep themselves decent, and they then started wearing tiny panties, or thongs.

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