Clothing History And Trends QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Aran sweaters are associated with the fishers of Aran Island, found
in what country?
Which is more formal - a black-tie affair or a white-tie
a. Both are equally formal
b. Black tie
c. White tie
d. Neither is appropriate for formal occasions
Cashmere, like the goat from which it comes, is named for a
troubled region in what part of the world?
a. Middle East
b. West Africa
c. South Asia
d. Northern Europe
In Britain, "anorak" means "nerd," but also which item of apparel,
which the anoraks wear when they're train spotting?
a. Hooded coat
b. Digital wristwatch
c. Utility belt
d. Short-sleeved dress shirt
Named for the Duke of Wellington, Wellington boots would most
likely be worn by a British person on what occasion?
a. A very cold day
b. A wedding
c. A rainy day
d. A soccer game
Although his dad was Czechoslovakian, Manolo Blahnik was from what
unusual part of Spain?
b. Canary Islands
What brand of shoes became trendy in the 1980s, when Run DMC sang a
hit song about them?
What type of yarn and cloth is named for a village in Norfolk,
England, to which Flemish weavers arrived in the 1100s?
What hat, introduced by Norfolk's William Coke and named for the
company that made it, is still worn today by London gentlemen and Irish Orangemen?
The ushanka, a fur cap with earflaps that can be tied, is most
closely associated with what country?
d. South Africa
What the British call a dinner jacket, Americans call a tuxedo.
Where does the name "tuxedo" come from?
a. Tuxedo Park, NY, where Griswold Lorillard reputedly first wore one in
the US in 1886
b. The scientific name for the Emperor penguin
c. Alva Tuxedo, a Portuguese-American fashion designer
d. From "tucks in the do", a reference to the garment's back
In 1934, when Bass started making Weejuns, they named the shoe in
vague reference to what country, where penny loafers are believed to have originated?
What Hamburg-born designer for Chanel was known for carrying around
a fan, wearing sunglasses and keeping a white ponytail?
a. Karl Lagerfeld
b. Hugo Boss
c. Vivienne Westwood
d. Wolfgang Joop
What Algerian-born designer is credited with introducing the
woman's trouser suit, often worn with high heels?
a. Coco Chanel
b. Pierre Cardin
c. Yves Saint-Laurent
d. Christian Dior
What designer, elected to the Academie Francaise in 1992, was born
in Venice to French parents?
a. Pierre Cardin
b. Yves Saint-Laurent
c. Christian Dior
d. Louis Vuitton
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