1. What was a plumassier?

Workshops where feathers were dyed and made into arrangements were called plumassiers.

2. What is a mancheron?

A designer touch sometimes used on the shoulders of a garment is a decorative epaulet called a Mancheron.

3. Who founded the original Chambre Syndicale?

Worth Founded the First Chambre Syndicale in 1868. The original was called Chambre Syndicale De La Confection ET De La Couture Pour Dames ET Fillettes. The initial purpose was intended to stop couture designs being copied. The organization has progressed and changed its name with the times in an effort to promote French fashion and the French Haute Couture style.

4. Who is considered the inventor of denim jeans, as we know them today?

Jeans history would be nothing without Levi Strauss. Levi Strauss is credited with inventing jeans. Levi Strauss immigrated with his family to New York in 1847. He moved to San Francisco in the early 1850s and about 20 years later a solvent Levi Strauss and a Nevada tailor joined forces to patent an idea the tailor had for putting rivets on stress points of worker's waist high overalls commonly known as jeans. Levi Strauss chose to use the stronger denim fabric and cotton duck, and putting his own name on the product.

Later the duck fabric was dropped as consumers found denim more comfortable, particularly after washing creating the faded bloom on the indigo blue dyeing that we all love. Eventually in the 1950s, people asked for denim jeans or just as often - Levi's jeans rather than waist overalls. Other manufacturers began to produce jeans and other brand names such as Lee Coopers and Wranglers became famous. Each brand is renowned for having a particular cut.

5. Name three items that teddy boys would have worn.

In England Teddy Boys or Neo-Edwardians sported long low thigh or to knee jackets with narrow contrasting lapels and matching contrast drainpipe trousers. Their hair was slicked back into a style with long sideburns and they wore crepe-soled shoes, which helped with the dance movements of living. Their girlfriends wore eye make up and took every Fashion to excess.

8. Which year was the first face-lift done?

The first face-lift was done by Eugene Hollander of Berlin in 1901.

10. What is the fiber source of angora fiber?

The Angora rabbit produced hair, which is made into angora or bunny wool.

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