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Fashion

Who Shot Versace? The Cross-Country Crime Spree That En...

August 15, 2021

Fashion designers Gianni Versace (1946 -1997) and Donatella Versace on the runway after a Versace fashion show in March 1996 in New York City, New York. (Photo ...

History Of The Goth

August 7, 2021

The third-century Great Ludovisi sarcophagus depicts a battle between Goths and Romans. (Jastrow/Wikimedia Commons) When you hear the word "Goth," you may think of black clothing, macabre imagery, ...

Guccio Gucci: Founder Of Gucci And Its Complicated Hist...

March 26, 2021

Guccio Gucci c. 1940. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) His name is now synonymous with style, luxury, and haute couture, but what do you know about Guccio G...

History Of Corsets: How Corsets Became Popular And Were...

January 21, 2021

Modern Oddities by P. Pry Esq., Plate 1st: The Sleeves Curiously Cut, Ay There's the Villainy - vide Shakespeare, June 30, 1829. Artist William Heath. (Heritage...

History Of Women's Shoes: How High Heels Eventually Bec...

December 13, 2020

Today, the sexy stiletto is a symbol of feminine beauty, but like most such symbols, it comes at a cost. Women often joke that the tightest, highest, and mos...

Victorian Era: 30 Facts, Customs, And Traditions Of The...

December 2, 2020

The Victorian era was a time of contrarian ideals: They covered themselves completely but fetishized the female figure, they were obsessed with cleanliness but pr...

Bikini Laws: When Women Could Be Arrested For Wearing T...

November 15, 2020

We've come a long way, baby. Considering all the barely there string bikinis on display at every public beach and pool these days, it's hard to imagine there...

The Roman Toga: A Status Symbol That Was Key In Electio...

November 7, 2020

Evolving toga fashion in time.(DEA PICTURE LIBRARY/De Agostini via Getty Images) Today, the Roman toga is mostly associated with frat parties, but the simple ...

Tignon Laws Forced Black Women To Cover Their Hair

July 25, 2020

Black women often face discrimination and hardship on account of their "distracting" hair, and it turns out it's been happening since their earliest days in the U.S....

Zoot Suit Riots: The Racist Riots Sparked By Non-White ...

June 4, 2020

You’ve heard its name memorialized in song, but do you know the very real and very frightening story behind the Zoot Suit Riots that occurred in 1943? At the...

Clark Gable: Hitler, Bugs Bunny, And More Stories You'v...

February 1, 2020

Happy birthday to Clark Gable! The uber-masculine heartthrob of the Golden Age of Hollywood was born on this day in 1901. This birthday boy lit up the silver...

The Elizabethan Era's Most Horrifying And Disgusting Re...

November 17, 2019

The Elizabethan era began on November 17, 1558, when Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne. The era is remembered as a time of beautiful clothing, luxurious h...

Rolex Murder: How A Dead Man's Fancy Watch Led To His M...

October 17, 2019

A Rolex watch helped to solve a crime and bring Canada’s most water criminal to justice. Source: (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic/Getty Images) Albert John...

Saddle Shoes: The Two-Tone Classic That Took 40 Years T...

May 19, 2019

Close-up of the feet of a student in a saddle shoes and a plaid skirt outside Oakland High School, Oakland, Calfornia, 1950. Source: (Photo by Loomis Dean/The L...