In just a few weeks New Yorkers will bear witness to the clacking of stilettoes and the wild pandemonium that is part and parcel of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Fashion Reverie will be presenting full coverage of this Olympics of the fashion community. With all the excitement and anticipation of the stunning spring/summer 2013 collections, it is easy to forget all the talented, fearless industry professionals that paved the path to Fashion Week splendor.
Over the next couple of weeks, leading up to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Fashion Reverie is sponsoring a series of quizzes to test your fashion knowledge. Some of the questions are taken directly from articles that have appeared on the site. Each Wednesday there will be a new series of fashion-related questions with the answers revealed on the following Friday.
We all love fashion and beauty, but what is your FQ (Fashion Quotient)?
- Who is credited for creating New York Fashion Week (formerly known as Press Week) in the 1940s?
- Name the five American designers who presented collections at the historic Grande Divertissement à Versailles in 1973?
- Who is the only American designer in several decades approved by the Chambre de Syndicale to show couture in Paris?
- In the 1920s which famous ballet company did Coco Chanel design costumes for?
- Who is credited for designing the shoe hat and the lobster dress?
- Who was the first African American model to appear on the cover of Time magazine?
- Which famous designer in 1957 took over the helm of the House of Dior?
- Which British designer is credited for creating the first runway shows with live models?
- Which supermodel seen in George Michael’s video “Too Funky,” a decade later went on to create a long-running fashion reality show?
- Who invented the “wedge bob”?
- Which American designer is known for doing a cartwheel at the end of her runway shows?
- Who created the chain metal minidress?