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Did Hugo Boss Really Make Uniforms for the Nazis?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to fashion and whether they are true or false. FASHION URBAN LEGEND: Hugo Boss produced uniforms for the Nazis. Hugo Ferdinand Boss started his first clothing business in the early 1920s, when Boss was in his early 40s. By 1930, Boss was [...]

Did Coco Chanel Really Come Up With Two Famous Comebacks?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to fashion and whether they are true or false. FASHION URBAN LEGEND: Coco Chanel had two legendary retorts to a marriage proposal by the Duke of Winchester and to a query by Poiret. If you went looking for the best example of [...]

Did Kenneth Cole Launch His Company By Inventing a Fake Film Company for New York’s Fashion Week?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to fashion and whether they are true or false. FASHION URBAN LEGEND: Kenneth Cole came up with a rather…enterprising way of getting his product to the masses at Market Week when he began his company. Kenneth Cole was not yet 30 years [...]