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Which luxury fashion house manufactured uniforms for SS using slave laborers?
Hugo Boss. In the 1930s, Hugo Boss advertising slogan was a "supplier for National Socialist uniforms since 1924". To meet demand in later years of the war, Boss used about 40 prisoners of war and about 150 forced laborers. In 1946, Hugo Boss was fined a heavy penalty as an activist and beneficiary of National Socialism but his business survived. In 1997, the company appeared in a list of Swiss dormant accounts.
How did Gianni Versace die? (Italian fashion designer)
He was shot to death. 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.
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.
Which film contains the scene in which Marilyn Monroe's white dress is blown upwards by a passing train?
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.
What does the term "Haute couture" mean?
High sewing. 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.
What were pregnant women prohibited from, by Venetian law in 1430?
Platform shoes. 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.
The origin of the word "bikini" comes from ...
The Bikini Atoll at the Pacific Ocean. The name for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian engineer Louis Réard, the designer of the bikini. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the nuclear bomb was taking place.
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 is the name of the folding Japanese hand fan?
Ōgi. 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.
A tall fur cap traditionally used by grenadiers is called...
Bearskin. 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.