- True or false: The term haute couture was coined in 1947, after several large fashion design houses were established in Paris.
- Paris was not always the center of fashion. What city was considered the fashion capital during the early to high Renaissance?
- A. London
- B. Brussels, Belgium
- C. Florence, Italy
- A blanket cape, worn for centuries in Latin America, was the inspiration for a US military waterproof outer garment. True or false: This cape is called a parka.
- Match the following garments with their countries of origin.
1. Bolero A. South Africa 2. Cowichan sweater B. Spain 3. Bush jacket C. Canada
- True or false: Kimonos are generally wrapped right-over-left on corpses.
- In the 1960s and 1970s, certain trousers, originally worn by cowboys in Argentina, were fashionable in the United States. What were they called?
- A. Bermuda shorts
- B. Gaucho pants
- C. Culottes
- True or false: Mackintosh rain gear, kilts, Inverness capes, and tam-o’-shanters were all given to us by the English
- Match the following countries with the garments associated with them.
1. Germany A. Serdak (camisole) 2. Northern Ireland B. Homburg (hat) 3. Poland C. Ulster (coat)
- Amelia Bloomer was the namesake for bloomers, and Giuseppe Garibaldi was the inspiration for the garibaldi shirt. True or false: The cardigan sweater was named after James Brudenell.
- A surcoat was a loose, lightweight garment meant to be worn over armor during the Crusades. Why was it invented?
- A. To keep the crusaders warm.
- B. To protect their armor from the blazing Middle Eastern sun
- C. To help the Crusaders identify each other during battles
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- False. The “New Look” was introduced by Christian Dior in 1947. The term haute couture dates back to 1908.
- False. The cape is a poncho; a parka is a coat.
- 1, B; 2, C; 3, A
- True. If you wear a kimono, wrap it left-over-right.
- False. Scotland is the origin of those garments.
- 1, B; 2, C; 3, A
- True. James Brudenell was the Earl of Cardigan.
- B. The hot sun on a suit of armor could cook a Crusader.