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Rihanna in 2017 at the Met Gala in Manhattan, widely regarded to be the world's most prestigious haute couture fashion event, where the theme was "Art of the In-Between"
Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, was a leader of fashion. Her choices, such as this 1783 white muslin dress called a chemise a la Reine, were highly influential and widely worn.[1]

Fashion is the form of clothing, accessories, and furniture. It includes the way we wear clothes in a particular time and place.[2] Fashion is also one way we can make ourselves look more attractive.

It is related to culture, but also to weather and to the history of the country we live in. For example, we have warm clothes in the Swedish fashion and we have thin clothes in the African fashion.

Fashion includes clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and body posture.[3]

The history of modern fashion design is generally understood to date from 1858 when the English-born Charles Frederick Worth opened the first authentic haute couture house in Paris.

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  1. Ribeiro, Aileen (2003). Dress and morality. Berg. pp. 116–117. ISBN 9781859737828.
  2. Laver, James 1979. The concise history of costume and fashion. Abrams.
  3. Kaiser, Susan B. 2019. Fashion and cultural studies. Bloomsbury Visual Arts. ISBN 978-1350109605