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Interesting Fashion and fashion Show Facts


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1391: The year Queen Isabella of Bavaria gave a life-size doll to Queen Ann of Bohemia so Anne could see the clothes on a human form. Later called "model dolls", they became popular gifts and tools for designers.

1848: Estimated year Charles Frederick Worth asked Marie Vernet, a shop girl he worked with in a store in Paris, to demonstrate how shawls should be worn. Vernet became the first live model-and subsequently, Worth's wife.

10: Years later Worth opened the first couture house is Paris employing a team of models to try on clothes.

1914: Year Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase asked American designers to stage fashion shows when World War I kept the fashion press away from Paris.

1 million: Estimated number of people who saw fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert's brainchild, a fashion show featuring American designer's works at the 1965 New York World's Fair.

100: Lambert's age when she attended the last fashion show, in 2003.

10": Height of Naomi Campbell's platforms when she tripped on her boa during a 1993 Vivienne Westwood show.

1993: Year Jean Paul Gaultier dressed his female models like male Hasidic Jews, drawing ire from the Hasidic community.

1: Years later Karl Lagerfeld apologized to Muslims for inadvertently using passages from the Koran as decoration on three dresses in a Chanel show.

$1.5 million: Total cost of 1993's New York Fashion Week, the first one held in a centralized location: Bryant Park.

$1 million: Price designers paid to show in Bryant Park's largest tent in 2006.

1999: Year a wolf bayed behind a plexiglass wall at Alexander McQueen's show; attendees bags were checked for food before they entered.

2003: Year security guards at Jean Paul Gaultier's show covered PETA protesters with fox-fur blankets before dragging them off the runway.

50,000: Number of roses whose petals were plucked and scattered on the runway during the fall 2004 Gucci show.

822: Sets of false eyelashes makeup artist Pat McGrath uses in a season.

 2: Number of wardrobe malfunctions-an exposed breast and a split skirt zipper-at India's 2006 Fashion Week investigated by officials who believed the exposure was deliberate.

2006: Year the Spanish Association of Fashion Designers banned models with BMIs below 18 from fashion shows.

3: Number of models cut from Spain's 2008 show for having BMIs below 16.

900: Number of guests at a 2007 gala in front of the Colosseum following Valentino's 45th-anniversary show.

16: Minimum age models need to be to walk in a London fashion show.

12: Age of runway model Maddison Gabriel when she was named the official face of Australia's Fashion Week in 2007.

$50,000: Amount a celebrity wrangler estimated it would cost to get Katie Holmes in the front row in 2007.

104: Cans of hair spray stylist Guido Palau went through in one fashion-show season.

600: Number of feathers in the wings worn by Adriana Lima in the 2008 Victoria's Secret fashion show.

2008: Year Sean "Diddy" Combs leaped onto the runway at Zac Posen to help falling model Karen Elson.

50: Percentage of the pay cut many models took for the fall 2009 shows in Milan and New York City due to the weakened economy.

30: Minutes late the average New York fashion show begins.

11: Minutes the average show lasts.

(Allure magazine)



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