Haute Historian: If The Shoe Fits…

Although heels have been synonymous with elegant women’s footwear for some time now, men originally wore them—and they were practical! The Persian cavalry—the largest in the world by the end of the 1600s—wore heeled boots on horseback because the heels could steady their feet more easily in stirrups (think: cowboy boots). When the Persians went …

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Haute Historian: Culottes Then And Now

Culottes began their fashion journey as a men’s pant—in the Renaissance era, upper class men wore breeches (or culottes in French). Often made out of silk, they were fitted trousers that were fastened just below the knee. They became so synonymous with the upper class that when the French Revolution came around in the late–1700s, …

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Eileen Ford's Beautiful Legacy

Eileen Ford was the type of model agent who sought models in a department store or in the park. Nothing could beat the excitement of finding the perfect beauty to join her agency. Ford’s daughter, Katie, reported this was her mother’s “greatest thrill.” When Ford died on July 9th at 92 years old, she left …

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