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10 Fashion Trends Explained by Evolution

By Erik Bergstrom Jul 15, 2014

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We know that platform shoes are "back," but where did they come from originally? What would possess an entire country of beachgoers to embrace the "face-kini?" Are beards responsible for the Industrial Revolution? There are so many questions about fashion that we need to ask a specialized anthropologist. Unfortunately, we couldn't find one, so we've taken our best guesses at how these fashion trends came about...

Topics: Life
Tags: slideshows, funny, red carpet, evolution, illustrated slideshows, platform shoes are good for what now?

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About the Author
Erik Bergstrom

Erik Bergstrom is a comedian and illustrator who lives in New York City. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Time Out New York, on VH1, Buzzfeed.com, boingboing.net, and as a blogger for Comedy Central's Indecison 2012. His book Grimmer Tales has been released Penguin Books.

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