'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.
Wife of Edward VII, Queen Alexandra admitted she had no interest in intellectual pursuits and... MORE
The history of ties dates back to 17th centry Croatian soldiers who wore colourful scarves... MORE
Wearing sagging trousers is not a crime, a New York judge ruled in 2010, when... MORE
Recent research by Rupert Sheldrake has produced evidence that dogs can sense when their owners... MORE
The word 'robot' was introduced by the Czech playwright Karel Capek in 1920 in his... MORE
The feet of two kings played a crucial role in the development of the modern... MORE
Among the taxes introduced by William Pitt the Younger to fund the Napoleonic wars at... MORE
The word 'picnic' came from the French pique-nique, which is thought to have been formed... MORE