1300–1400 In Fashion
Fashion in fourteenth century Europe was marked by the beginning of a period of experimentation with different forms of clothing. Costume historian James Laver suggests that the mid-14th century marks the emergence of recognizable "fashion" in clothing, in which Fernand Braudel concurs. The draped garments and straight seams of previous centuries were replaced by curved seams and the beginnings of tailoring, which allowed clothing to more closely fit the human form. Also, the use of lacing and buttons allowed a snugger fit to clothing.
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“Women who are devoted to causes, such as overpopulation and the underprivileged [sic], are much less interested in fashion than, lets say, those who lunch at La Grenouille and Le Cirque.”
—Ann Landers (b. 1918)