'Fashion' originally meant shape or appearance. Shakespeare may have been the first to use it to imply something that is in vogue.
In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, decreed that all ladies at court must have 13in waists.
In 1994 the American designer Ed Kirko introduced a new fashion by shooting holes through clothes.
His best-seller was a Stetson hat with a bullet hole apparently going through the wearer's head.
'Gentlemen never wear brown in London'
Lord Curzon (1859-1925).
On 1 March 1934, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) said, 'I can see no reason why women should not wear shorts.'
On 11 September 1995, white wedding dresses for pregnant brides made their first appearance at a bridal fair fashion show in Harrogate, England.