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10 Fashion Trends Explained by Evolution

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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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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