Only a Fashion Expert Can Get 31/35 on This Quiz


By: Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Think you know the fashion world inside out? The world of fashion is glamorous, innovative and influential. Many of the things we wear every day began on a New York City or Paris runway in an exaggerated form. People flock to major fashion capitals around the world to see what's new and interesting. In fact, around the world over the years, many cities have evolved as major centers of fashion innovation - like Tokyo, Japan, for example. 

From the absurdly expensive to DIY looks, from glam to grunge, fashion is diverse and draws on countless cultural and countercultural influences. Fashion can take us back or forward in time in an instant. Some of the most iconic fashion ideas of all time began as inexpensive ways for angry teens in major cities to rebel. Just as fashion influences people, people also have a large influence on fashion. From the street fashion of Harajuku to the iconic couture looks produced by Alexander McQueen, fashion is truly an art form where anything goes.  

If you are a fashion lover who knows an iconic look from a style faux pas, and you have trouble deciding who your favorite designer is, then see if you can conquer this quiz! 

What does D&G stand for?

Dolce & Gabbana was created in 1982 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. It is a favorite of celebrities.


Naomi Campbell is a famous ___________.

Naomi Campbell was one of the most famous models in the world in the 1980s and 1990s. She was one of the only models of her generation to be declared a supermodel.


Who is the brand Chanel named for?

Coco Chanel was the founder and namesake of the brand Chanel. Coco Chanel was a French businesswoman and designer, famous for her timeless designs.


Which designer is known for their iconic wedding dresses?

Vera Wang is known for her elegant yet modern bridal collections. These dresses start at $2,900.


When did it become fashionable for women to wear short hair for the first time?

The flappers of the roaring '20s often wore their hair short, in bouncy bobs. Cloche hats, straight silhouettes and art deco inspired clothing were all the rage.


Which British royal was a fashion icon?

Princess Diana was a '90s style icon who influenced women around the world and continues to do so, even after her death. The singer and style icon Rihanna has even mentioned being influenced by her.


Which of these designers is known for being a judge on "Project Runway"?

Michael Kors is a fashion designer with a net worth of $1 billion. He was one of the weekly judges on the Emmy-nominated "Project Runway."


Who was one of the first black supermodels?

Iman was one of the first black supermodels to be recognized internationally. She retired from modeling in 1989 and has her own makeup line for women of color.


Who wore the infamous swan dress on the red carpet and stole the show?

in 2001, Icelandic musician and DJ Björk wore the famous swan dress to the Oscars. It was designed by Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski.


During the 1950s, fashion was designed with what group of people in mind for the first time?

Youth culture came to the forefront for the first time in the 1950s. Clothes were designed and sold with teens and young people in mind.


During which decade did heroin chic overtake the fashion world?

Heroin chic reflected the grunge culture of the era. It favored an emaciated and androgynous look.


Which of these does the Marc Jacobs brand sell?

Marc Jacobs is the head designer of his own fashion line, Marc Jacobs. His diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, can also be found in retail stores around the world. Marc Jacobs beauty also offers a wide range of high-end makeup and beauty products.


Where is model Kate Moss from?

Kate Moss was born in the greater London area in 1974. She is famous for her thin figure and rose to fame as part of the heroin chic fashion trend of the 1990s.


Which of these fashion moguls was murdered?

Gianni Versace, founder of the international fashion house Versace, was shot and killed in 1997 on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion. Serial Killer Andrew Cunanan was obsessed with Versace and made him his fifth and final victim before committing suicide.


Miniskirts and dresses became popular for the first time during the:

During the Swinging '60s, British pop culture, music and fashion took America by storm. Beatlemania and miniskirts were everywhere.


Which designer defined women's fashion in the 1950s?

Christian Dior released his first collection in 1947, and it has since come to be known as the "New Look." After the western world made do with utilitarian fashion during the world wars, his collection introduced the glamorous and feminine silhouettes and details which came to define '50s fashion.


Where was fashion designer Alexander McQueen from?

Alexander McQueen was a fashion visionary with his own famous label. He was born in London in 1969.


Which of these women is considered to be one of the original supermodels?

The popularization of models as wealthy and renowned figures blossomed in the 1990s. The first women who embodied this image, considered to be the original modern supermodels, are Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington.


Who was one of the world's first supermodels?

Twiggy was one of the world's first internationally famous models. She was a London icon of the '60s.


Who pioneered the underwear as outerwear trend?

Madonna wore a Jean Paul Gaultier corset during her 1990 world tour. People have been wearing corsets and lingerie-inspired tops ever since.


What is Giorgio Armani known for, as a designer?

Armani is known for creating pieces with clean and classic lines. He is considered to be a pioneer of red carpet fashion.


The death of model Luisel Ramos sent shockwaves through the fashion world because she died of what?

Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos died in 2006 at age 22, after consuming nothing but lettuce and Diet Coke for months. Her death of anorexia, along with the deaths of several other models in 2006, caused fashion capitals around the world to re-evaluate their standards.


Which designer is known for the polo shirt?

While Ralph Lauren did not invent the polo shirt, he was the most successful at branding and selling it. His 1972 Polo line made this shirt an icon throughout the '70s and '80s.


The DKNY brand was started by whom?

DKNY is an extension of the Donna Karan New York line, invented by American designer Donna Karan. It was meant to be a less expensive line for younger women.


Which brand's signature heels have shiny red soles?

Louboutin is a French fashion designer known for his high-end stiletto heels with iconic red soles. His fascination with shoes began at an early age, and he would sketch them in school instead of paying attention in class.


Which designer is credited with making punk fashion mainstream?

Vivenne Westwood was born in the U.K. in 1941. Her designs are notoriously goth, punk and new wave inspired.


When did disco influence fashion?

Bold, bright and flamboyant clothing meant to be worn while disco dancing were popular during this era. Flared pants, jumpsuits and sequin bandeau tops were popular.


Which fashion designer is also an Oscar-nominated director?

Tom Ford is a luxury designer who has dressed James Bond. He also directed the Academy-award nominated films "A Single Man" and "Nocturnal Animals."


Which of these places did hippies take fashion inspiration from?

Hippies often made their own clothing. Folk-inspired embroidery was a common staple, as were Nehru Jackets, hip-length vests favored by India's prime minister at the time, Jawaharlal Nehru.


_________ is known for doing a cartwheel ending in a split at the end of their fashion shows?

Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer famous for her over-the-top and playful designs. She is known for using non-traditional models and having bold fun with fashion.


Where was designer Christian Dior from?

Christian Dior was born in France in 1905. His first collection debuted in 1947.


Why did women wear suit jackets with large shoulder pads in the '80s?

In the late '70s John Molloy's book "Dress For Success" came out, which advised women on how to dress for their careers. It suggested suits, which were combined with widening shoulder pads to make women look more masculine in hopes of climbing the career ladder.


The first lady and wife of which president is an enduring fashion icon?

President John F. Kennedy's wife, Jackie Kennedy, is remembered for many of her iconic outfits. She preferred French couture but began to wear more American designers after she was criticized by the press.


Who popularized the boho-chic look?

Former child stars and twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have managed to leverage child stardom into being fashion icons with their own fashion empire. They popularized the look known as boho-chic, which features large sunglasses, chunky jewelry and layers of clothes.


Which of these style icons is known for their pixie cut?

Audrey Hepburn is known for bringing the little black dress into the public eye. Her personal style was minimalistic and cool, including a lot of black, casual separates and a pixie cut.


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