Fashion & beauty 7

From the quiz on 5/4/16.

  1. Of which two words is the hairstyle perm an abbreviation? Permanent wave

  2. Allergic to Algebra” and “Don’t say maybe if you want to say no” are controversial T-shirt designs by which American fashion retailer, whose iconic yellow shopping bags have “John 3:16” printed on the underside? Forever 21

  3. Popularized in 2013 by trend forecasters K-HOLE and exemplified by the characters of Seinfeld, which portmanteau describes a style of dress that involves deliberately unremarkable casual clothes? Normcore

  4. What is the usual literal three-word English translation of the French fashion term prêt-à-porter? Ready-to-wear [NB: off-the-peg etc. are not literal]

  5. The companies Red Cherry, Ardell and Velour all exclusively produce which popular facial cosmetic? False eyelashes

  6. Which Englishwoman designed the official kits for Team GB at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the wedding dress worn by Madonna when she married Guy Ritchie in 2000? Stella McCartney

  7. Sergio Tacchini, founder of the Italian fashion company bearing his name, is a former professional player of which sport? Tennis

  8. What French name is given to an early version of a garment made up in cheap material such as muslin so that the design may be tested and refined? Toile

  9. The Japanese company YKK (Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushikikaisha) is the world’s largest manufacturer of which common clothing device? Zip

  10. What Arabic name is given to a black powder, usually made from antimony sulphide or lead sulphide, that has been used since ancient times as an eye cosmetic, particularly in eastern countries? Kohl


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