Posts tagged "fashion history"

Corset Sales Are Skyrocketing, But Why?

Beyonce wears one onstage. So does Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Ebay has sold 1,900 of them in the past three months. Vintage boutiques are marking up their prices…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 21, 2012 - 9:20 am

Where Does The Word “Sneakers” Come From?

I came across a little tidbit in the “Hot Contents” section of Elle’s July issue that said advertising man Henry Nelson McKinney popularized the term “sneakers” while working on a…

Annika Harris | June 30, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Platform Shoes Were Originally A 16th Century Symbol Of Economic Standing

Back in the 16th century, a woman showed her status with the height of her highly-impractical platform shoes. In Italy, however, it wasn’t fashionable to show off your chopines, as…

Annika Harris | February 24, 2010 - 8:30 pm