Fashion is part of culture that is constantly changing. Over the years, the variety of dress has evolved depending on the state of the economy, new inventions in technology and even the social class people move in and out of.
Taking a look at the history of fashion of Western Civilization throughout the years, there are many different eras and trends and styles that have come and gone.
Throughout the 1900's all high fashion originated in Paris and London. Fashion magazines from all around the world sent editors to the Paris fashion shows. Department stores sent buyers to the Paris shows where they purchased garments to copy (and openly stole the style lines and trim details of others). Both made-to-measure specialty stores and ready-to-wear departments featured the latest Paris trends adapted to the lifestyles and pocket books of their targeted customers.