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Fashion Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What is fashion?
A: Fashion is a popular style, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body.
Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which people do what?
A: Present themselves.
A fashion can become the prevailing style in behavior or manifest the newest creations of whom?
A: Designers, technologists, engineers, and design managers.
Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are what?
High-flying trendsetters in fashion can aspire to what label?
A: The label haute couture.
But if one disapproves of a fashion, one can attempt to dismiss it as a what?
A: A mere fad.
Early Western travelers, traveling whether to India, Persia, Turkey or
China, would frequently remark on the absence of what?
A: Change in fashion in those countries.
What did the Japanese shōgun's secretary bragg to a Spanish visitor in 1609?
A: That Japanese clothing had not changed in over a thousand years.
However, there is considerable evidence in Ming China of what?
A: Rapidly changing fashions in Chinese clothing.
Changes in costume often took place at times of what?
A: Economic or social change, as occurred in
ancient Rome and the medieval Caliphate, followed by a long period without major changes.
Similar changes in fashion occurred in the 11th century in the Middle East following the arrival of whom?
A: The Turks, who introduced clothing styles from Central Asia and the Far East.
The beginning in Europe of continual and increasingly rapid change in clothing styles can be what?
A: Fairly reliably dated.
Historians, including James Laver and Fernand Braudel, date the start of Western fashion in clothing to when?
A: The middle of the 14th century, though they tend to rely heavily on contemporary imagery and illuminated manuscripts were not common before the fourteenth century.
The most dramatic early change in fashion was a sudden drastic shortening and tightening of what?
A: The male over-garment from calf-length to barely covering the buttocks, sometimes accompanied with stuffing in the chest to make it look bigger.
This created what distinctive Western outline?
A: A tailored top worn over leggings or trousers.
One of the popular historical fashions was often referred to as the "Plume Boom," the popularity of doing what?
A: Wearing real feathers in hats.
When did it reach its peak?
A: In the early 20th century.
According to The Smithsonian, women adorned their hats with feathers, wings, and even what?
A: Full taxidermied birds.
This caused a huge decline in what?
A: The bird population, and even led to the extinction of some.
When did the pace of change accelerate considerably?
A: In the following century.
Women and men's fashion, especially in the dressing and adorning of the hair, became what?
Art historians are therefore able to use fashion with confidence and precision to date what?
A: Images, often to within five years, particularly in the case of images from the 15th century.
Initially, changes in fashion led to a fragmentation across the upper classes of Europe of what had previously been what?
A: A very similar style of dressing and the subsequent development of distinctive national styles.
These national styles remained very different until a counter-movement in the 17th to 18th centuries imposed what?
A: Similar styles once again.
Though the rich usually led fashion, the increasing affluence of early modern Europe led to the bourgeoisie and even peasants doing what?
A: Following trends at a distance, but still uncomfortably close for the elites.
In the 16th century, national differences were at their what?
A: Most pronounced.
Ten 16th century portraits of German or Italian gentlemen may show ten entirely different what?
The "Spanish style" of the late 16th century began the move back to synchronicity among upper-class Europeans, and after a struggle in the mid-17th century, French styles did what?
A: Decisively took over leadership, a process completed in the 18th century.
Though different textile colors and patterns changed from year to year, the cut of a gentleman's coat and the length of his waistcoat, or the pattern to which a lady's dress was cut, changed how?
A: More slowly.
Men's fashions were largely derived from what?
A: Military model.
Changes in a European male silhouette were galvanized where?
A: In theaters of European war where gentleman officers had opportunities to make notes of foreign styles such as the "Steinkirk" cravat or necktie.
Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, was a what?
A: A leader of fashion.
Though there had been distribution of dressed dolls from France since the 16th century and Abraham Bosse had produced engravings of fashion in the 1620s, the pace of change picked up when?
A: In the 1780s with increased publication of French engravings illustrating the latest Paris styles.
By 1800, all Western Europeans were dressing alike (or thought they were); local variation became first a sign of provincial culture and later a badge of what?
A: The conservative peasant.
Although tailors and dressmakers were no doubt responsible for many innovations, and the textile industry certainly led many trends, the history of fashion design is normally understood to date from 1858 when what happened?
A: The English-born Charles Frederick Worth opened the first true haute couture house in Paris.
The Haute house was the name established by government for the fashion houses that did what?
A: That met the standards of industry.
These fashion houses have to adhere to standards such as what?
A: Keeping at least twenty employees engaged in making the clothes, showing two collections per year at fashion shows, and presenting a certain number of patterns to costumers.
Since then, the idea of the fashion designer as a celebrity in his or her own right has become what?
A: Increasingly dominant.
When did the idea of unisex dressing originate?
A: In the 1960s when designers such as Pierre Cardin and Rudi Gernreich created garments, such as stretch jersey tunics or leggings, meant to be worn by both males and females.
The fashion trends of the 1970s, such as sheepskin jackets, flight jackets, duffel coats, and unstructured clothing influenced men to attend social gatherings without what?
A: A tuxedo jacket and to accessorize in new ways.
What are the four major current fashion capitals?
A: Paris, Milan, New York City, and London.
Fashion weeks are held in these cities, where designers do what?
A: Exhibit their new clothing collections to audiences.
A succession of major designers such as Coco Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent have kept Paris as the center most what?
A: Watched by the rest of the world, although haute couture is now subsidized by the sale of ready-to-wear collections and perfume using the same branding.
What a person chooses to wear can reflect his or her what?
A: Personality or interests.
When people who have high cultural status start to wear new or different clothes what may happen?
A: A fashion trend may start.
People who like or respect these people become influenced by their personal style and do what?
A: Begin wearing similarly styled clothes.
Fashions may vary considerably within a society according to what?
A: Age, social class, generation, occupation, and geography and may also vary over
If an older person dresses according to the fashion young people use, he or she may look what?
A: Ridiculous in the eyes of both young and older people.
The terms fashionista and fashion victim refer to someone who what?
A: Slavishly follows current fashions.
In recent years, Asian fashion has become increasingly significant in what?
A: In local and global markets.
Prior to the mid-19th century, most clothing was what?
It was handmade for individuals, either as home production or how?
A: On order from dressmakers and tailors.