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.
A traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops are called what?
Geta are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata, but (in Japan) also with Western clothing during the summer months.
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.
Where did the necktie come from?
The modern necktie that spread from Europe traces back to Croatian mercenaries serving in France during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). These mercenaries from the Croatian Military Frontier, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians. Because of the difference between the Croatian word for Croats, Hrvati, and the French word, Croates, the garment gained the name cravat (cravate in French).
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.
What kind of necktie is that?
The Seven Fold Tie
Bolo ties became quite popular in the 70’s and have been worn ever since then by baby boomers who like activities like gold panning and making dream catchers (Fun fact: it become the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971 - New Mexico and Texas also have signed laws stating the same for their states). This groovy piece of man jewelry has made a small comeback in recent years, but unless you live in the southwest it may not be work appropriate.
What is the name of the folding Japanese hand fan?
Japanese fans are made of paper on a bamboo frame, usually with a design painted on them. In addition to folding fans (ōgi), the non-bending fans (uchiwa) are popular and commonplace. The fan is primarily used for fanning oneself in hot weather.