that eyeliner became popular in the 1920s after its discovery in King Tutankhamun a.k.a. King Tut’s tomb?
that during the Medieval Ages social rank was represented by the color of clothing. Nobility wore red, peasants wore gray, and ‘ladies of the evening’ wore yellow.
that in Ancient Rome an all purple toga was worn by emperors, which was an expensive color denoting their elite status.
that the upcoming film “Ben-Hur” is based on the novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” (1880) by Lew Wallace and was blessed by Pope Leo XIII.
that the skirt is the second oldest piece of clothing, outdated only by the loincloth.
that French designer Christian Dior created the pencil skirt as part of his 1954 H-Line Collection and that he is credited with inspiring 50’s fashion.
that Prince Edward VII introduced the ‘tuxedo’ jacket in 1865 and it was dubbed the ‘dinner jacket’ as it was the informal alternative to the tailcoat. The then Prince of Wales was fitted by Savile Row tailor Henry Poole & Co., which still exists today.
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