10 most difficult fashion riddlesFashion quiz
How is that sun hat called? (very common in ancient Greece and the symbol of Hermes)
The petasos was usually made of wool felt, leather or straw, with a broad, floppy brim. It was worn primarily by farmers and travellers, and was considered characteristic of rural people. As a winged hat, it became the symbol of Hermes, the Greek mythological messenger god.
Which film contains the scene in which Marilyn Monroe's white dress is blown upwards by a passing train?
All About Eve
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Seven Year Itch
Some Like It Hot
The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 American romantic comedy film in which Marilyn Monroe starred as a woman who becomes the object of her married neighbor's sexual fantasies. The scene became one of the most famous of her career. The shoot lasted for several hours and attracted a crowd of nearly 2,000 spectators, including professional photographers.
One of the most recognisable models of handbag is called Chanel 2.55. What was it named after?
the 10th jubilee of the Second World War's ending
the date of its creation
the date of Coco Chanel's death
the date of Coco Chanel's wedding
The original design of Coco Chanel's handbag was introduced to the market in 1929. After her successful comeback to the fashion industry in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag. The resulting design was called 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955.
What were pregnant women prohibited from, by Venetian law in 1430?
open shoulder dresses
travelling by gondola
The high platform shoes called chopines were extremely popular among women of all classes in late Middle Ages Italy. Chopines, that could be as high as 30 inches, sometimes were causing serious injuries.
Who is consider to be the founder of miniskirt?
Mary Quant is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to treat fashion as fun.
What was Coco Chanel's real name?
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. During her brief career as a singer, Chanel performed in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where she became "Coco" after being given the nickname by soldiers in the audience while singing on stage.
How did Gianni Versace die? (Italian fashion designer)
died of natural causes
he was shot to death
he committed suicide
Going back from a walk on Ocean Drive, Florida he was shot to death right in front of his Miami Beach mansion by a serial killer named Andrew Cunanan. A couple of days later the perpetrator was found on a boat after committing suicide. The police established that he used on himself the same gun he shot Versace with.
A tall fur cap traditionally used by grenadiers is called...
A bearskin is a tall fur cap, usually worn as part of a ceremonial military uniform. Traditionally, the bearskin was the headgear of grenadiers and remains in use by grenadier and guards regiments in various armies such as U.S., United Kingdom, Canada or Belgium.
What does the term "Haute couture" mean?
minister of fashion
Haute couture, French for "high sewing" is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. It is a high-end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high-quality, expensive, often unusual fabric.