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Fashion Fact #50- A Year of Fashion Facts

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Fashion Fact #50- A Year of Fashion Facts

We’ve reached our 50th Fashion Fact in just under a year! Thank you for all of your input and comments!

Here is a look at some of our favorite fashion facts:

Fashion Photography: Fashion photography is a type of photography that focuses on clothing and other fashion items. Today, fashion photography is enhanced because of the exotic locations and accessories. Click here to read more.

Nail Polish: Nail polish has been around since 3000 BC when the ancient Egyptians used a stain derived from henna as well as blood to color their nails. The color of the stain signified social status and red symbolized high status while pale colors symbolized lower status. During the same period of time, the Chinese used a mixture of bees’ wax, gelatin, gum Arabic, and egg whites. Click here to read more.

First Fashion Model: In 1856, photographer, Adolphe Braun published a book with 288 photographs of Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castigliogne. Oldoini was a Tuscan noblewoman at the court of Napoleon III. Click hereto read more.

Wedding Dress: Princess Phillippa, the daughter of Henry IV, wore the first recorded wedding dress. Wedding gowns for the royal were made from vibrant colors of velvet, silk, satin, fur, and often had precious stones and gold and silver thread. During the middle ages, blue was the symbol of purity and both the bride and groom wore blue ribbon bands during wedding ceremonies. Click hereto read more.

Overalls:Overalls date back to the early 1800s when they were originally called “slops”. They were very uncomfortable; they did not fit well and they were made of rough, durable material. During this time, Overalls were only worn by slaves and other low status people. Click here to read more.

What was your favorite fashion fact?