Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ah, hindsight

Look at these! Just look at them! On the other hand, you do realize that 15 years from now we will look back at today's fashions and be appalled. The history of fashion is actually riveting. You look back at stuff like Marie Antoinette's 3-foot beehives and marvel at how inventively we torture ourselves. As if that wasn't enough, Marie wore a pannier, a device attached at the waist with extending wires to hold the skirt out at the sides. Like a hoop skirt, only goofier. See what we're missing? Hey, you can look through these books for clothing even less comfortable! We'll come out looking pretty good. Except for those 4-inch stillettos.

Books on the History of Fashion
Graphic source: Dover

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