1. The Big Four
There are four major fashion capitals in the world. They are also known as the Big Four: New York, London, Milan and Paris. What makes these stylish capitals land a spot in the “fashion hall of fame?” They get the title due to their influence in setting trends, significant fashion events including fashion week, and production of goods.
2. America’s First Fashion Magazine
Harper's Bazaar is the first published fashion magazine in America. Since 1867, “The style bible for the well-dressed woman with the well-dressed mind,” has been a valuable source for fashion news. More than 120 years, Harper Bazaar printed numerous of historical pieces from unforgettable designers such as Paul Poiret’s “Zouave" look.
3. Age Defining Fashion Pieces
Antique = Clothing and accessories 100 years old or more is considered antique
Vintage= Clothing and accessories from the 20s to 20 years before the present day
Retro= Clothing and accessories that are culturally outdated
4. Atomic Bikini
The year 1946 consisted of two major historical events, the first year of the Bikini Atoll atomic experiments and the world introduction of the two-piece swim wear. French and automobile designer Louis Réard debuted his creation of the bikini during his fashion show in Paris. Réard strongly believed his revealing two-piece would obtain similar reaction the way people responded to America’s atomic bombing of Japan.
5. Vanishing Pearls
The scientific formula CaCO3 + CH3COOH --> Ca + H2O + CO2 melts away pearls. In other words, make sure any pearl necklace is away from vinegar. Pearls are composed of calcium carbonate and vinegar contains acid which causes the mineral to dissolves.