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You Are A Fashion Genius If You Know The Answers To These Questions

Class is in session, my little fashion kids.

  1. What year was the bikini invented?

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    The bikini was made in 1946!

    Right after World War II, material rationing was still at an all-time high, and the French engineer Louis Réard introduced the bikini (named after the Bikini Atoll, a place where post-war atomic bomb testing happened).

  2. Who is not a previous editor-in-chief of American Vogue?

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    Alexandra Shulman was not an editor at American Vogue

    Did I trick you with that one? While Shulman does have connections with the Vogue name, she was the editor-in-chief at British Vogue until 2017.

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  3. Which fashion house was founded first?

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    Prada was founded first in 1913!

    Founded by Mario Prada, the first store was opened in Milan. Years later, the brand is run by his granddaughter Miuccia Prada.

  4. Who is credited with the invention of the wrap dress?

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    Diane Von Furstenberg

    The silhouette for a wrap dress was around long before, but Diane Von Furstenberg is credited with its official "style" in 1974.

  5. When was New York Fashion Week founded?

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    Yep, 1943!

    New York Fashion Week was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, who was the press director of the American fashion industry’s first promotional organization, the New York Dress Institute. It was the first time we got to see American designers show for fashion journalists.

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  6. What year was the denim jean created?

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    1873!

    Denim jeans were first invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. Fun fact: Jeans are named after the city of Genoa in Italy, a place where cotton corduroy, called either jean or jeane, was manufactured.

  7. Who is considered the first black supermodel?

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    Naomi Sims

    Naomi Sims was the first black model on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in 1968, and is commonly referred to as the first black supermodel.

  8. Who is famous for this quote:

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    Carrie Bradshaw!

    The style-savvy journalist said this iconic line to justify her closet full of gorgeous designer pieces.

  9. Who designed Jackie Kennedy's iconic wedding gown?

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    Ann Lowe

    Ann Lowe is commonly known as the first internationally-recognized African American fashion designer, though she is often forgotten for creating the dress Jacqueline Kennedy wore for her wedding (shown above).

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