that the word jeans, comes from cotton pants worn by Genoan sailors, who were referred to as ‘Genes,’ and that American women own on average seven pairs?
that antique refers to clothing made 100 years ago or more, vintage refers to clothing made between 20 and 100 years ago, and retro refers to recently made clothing that is designed to resemble the style of another period?
that in May 1959 the city council of Plattsburgh, New York voted to ban the wearing of shorts by anyone over 16 years old on city streets, and that violators could be fined $25 or 25 days in jail?
that New York socialite Mary Phelps created and patented the modern bra in 1914, made from silk handkerchiefs and pink ribbon.
that African American fashion designer Zelda Wynn Valdes, who created form-fitting gowns for actresses such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, and Mae West, created the Playboy bunny costumes for Hugh Hefner.
that red lipstick comes from Mesopotamian women, who used the dust from crushed gemstones to color their lips?
that the first computer programmer was a London-born woman named Ada Lovelace. She was a mathematician, a countess, and daughter of famed poet Lord Byron?