Fashion & beauty 12

From the quiz on 20/6/17.

  1. Which American rapper co-founded the Rocawear clothing brand with his former manager Damon Dash? Jay-Z

  2. In a 1990 issue of Vogue magazine, which Canadian supermodel famously said “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day?” Linda Evangelista

  3. Fashion designers Sully Bonnelly and Oscar de la Renta were both born in the capital of which Caribbean country? Dominican Republic

  4. Where on the body were steinkirks, torcs and ruffs historically worn? Around the neck

  5. Which British fashion designer, known in particular for his range of skull-print scarves, committed suicide in 2010 aged just 40? Alexander McQueen

  6. In which Balkan country does Feeric Fashion Week take place each year? Romania

  7. The name of men’s fashion magazine GQ originated as an abbreviation of which two words? Gentlemen’s Quarterly

  8. Which Welsh fashion designer co-founded the fashion retailer Warehouse and created the long-running BBC programme The Clothes Show? Jeff Banks

  9. In 1994, which British supermodel released a critically-panned and commercially-unsuccessful début album called babywoman? Naomi Campbell

  10. Which American fashion designer created the much-lauded pink dress worn by Gwyneth Paltrow to the Academy Awards ceremony in 1999? Ralph Lauren


Fashion & beauty 11

From the quiz on 28/2/17.

  1. In which country were the fashion brands VAN Jacket, A Bathing Ape, Comme des Garçons and Uniqlo all founded? Japan

  2. What colour are the iconic boxes and bags produced by Tiffany & Co.? (Light) blue

  3. J’adore, Poison, Fahrenheit, Sauvage and Addict are perfumes by which French fashion house? Christian Dior

  4. Which fashion magazine is the subject of R. J. Cutler’s 2007 documentary The September Issue (so called because it is the most important issue of the year)? (American) Vogue

  5. Which cosmetic is (normally) used to create the effect known a wing or feline flick? Eyeliner

  6. Stephen Jones, John Boyd and Philip Treacy are renowned designers of which item of clothing? Hats/headwear

  7. The tightly-woven waterproof fabric known as gabardine was invented in 1879 by the founder of which British luxury fashion house? Burberry

  8. Chris Greenhalgh’s 2002 novel Coco and Igor is based on a rumoured affair between Coco Chanel and which Russian composer? (Igor) Stravinsky

  9. What are embedded in the soles of shoes made by the American company Heelys? Wheels

  10. At the Academy Award ceremony in 1995, Australian costume designer Lizzy Gardiner wore a much-lambasted dress made from over 200 of what unusual item (all of which had expired)? (American Express Gold) credit cards

Fashion & beauty 10

From the quiz on 22/11/16.

  1. Domenico and Stefano are the first names of which famous pair of fashion designers? Dolce & Gabbana

  2. Where on the body are buckskins, huaraches and Oxfords normally worn? On the feet

  3. For what does the name of the fashion house DKNY stand? Donna Karan New York

  4. What name, from the French for “small strip”, is given to both a woman’s close-fitting strapless top and a narrow strip of material worn to hold the hair in place? Bandeau

  5. A Scottie dog is the logo of which British fashion company, which is noted for its range of handbags and purses? Radley

  6. In which two months of the year is London Fashion Week held? February and September

  7. Which now-global skin care and cosmetics company began life as a single shop opened in Brighton in 1976 by Anita Roddick? The Body Shop

  8. Which French fashion designer created the iconic little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scenes of the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s? (Hubert de) Givenchy

  9. What piscine name is given to a distinctive zigzag fabric pattern formed by series of short parallel lines that slant in alternate directions? Herringbone

  10. Which French-born perfumer is credited with the invention of modern mascara in the 19th century, with variants of his surname still serving as the standard word for mascara in many European languages? (Eugène) Rimmel

Fashion & beauty 9

From the quiz on 9/8/16.

  1. Which animal is the logo of the French fashion house Lacoste? Crocodile

  2. What name, ultimately from the Latin for “red” after the shoes worn by the three highest magistrates in Ancient Rome, is given to a casual women’s shoe that covers the foot but has no back? Mule

  3. Which English fashion designer created the wedding dress worn by the future Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 and the gown she wore at her coronation in 1953? Norman Hartnell

  4. Which form of traditional Japanese theatre lends its name to a stubby make-up brush typically used to apply foundation? Kabuki

  5. Which supermodel, who was married to the singer Seal between 2005 and 2015, has hosted the American reality TV show Project Runway since its inception in 2004? Heidi Klum

  6. What name, probably from the Hebrew for “knowledge”, is given to a piercing through the innermost cartilaginous fold of the ear, the crus of helix? Daith

  7. In which European country is Duffel, the city in which the coarse woollen cloth duffle was originally made? Belgium

  8. Which French fashion designer created the iconic double-breasted pink wool suit worn by Jacqueline Kennedy on the day of JFK’s assassination in 1963? Coco Chanel

  9. Which English model, whose career began in 2001 when he won a competition on This Morning, has been the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance Light Blue since 2006 and has designed several successful underwear and swimwear collections for Marks and Spencer? David Gandy

  10. What name, literally meaning “little comb”, is given to a high ornamental comb traditionally worn by women in Spanish-speaking countries underneath the loose shawl known as a mantilla? Peineta

Fashion & beauty 8

From the quiz on 14/6/16.

  1. Which food lends its name to a thin shoulder strap commonly used on women’s clothing? Spaghetti

  2. In the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, Jennifer Saunders’s character Edina Monsoon is obsessed with the clothes of which French fashion designer? Christian Lacroix

  3. Which supermarket has a clothing range named Tu? Sainsbury’s

  4. In the 1960s, which street in Soho became the centre of the fashion scene of Swinging London, proving particularly popular with mods and hippies? Carnaby Street

  5. For what does the name of the Swedish clothing company H&M stand? Hennes & Mauritz [after two companies that originally merged to form it]

  6. What nationality are fashion models Genevieve Morton, Tanit Phoenix and Candice Swanepoel? South African

  7. What name is given to a cosmetic applied as a base to improve the coverage and lasting effect of a second cosmetic, especially foundation? Primer

  8. In 1947, which French fashion designer introduced his extravagant New Look, which featured clothes with narrow waists, full skirts and accentuated busts, conferring a womanly hourglass figure on the wearer? Christian Dior

  9. The British luxury fashion company Russell & Bromley specialize in which items of clothing and which fashion accessories? Footwear [accept shoes/boots] and handbags

  10. English model Kate Moss shot to fame in 1993 when she appeared lying naked on a black sofa in an advert for Obsession, a men’s fragrance by which American fashion house? Calvin Klein

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

Fashion & beauty 6

From the quiz on 16/2/16. Download the images for Q3 and Q7 here.

  1. By what lot number are XX, the original style of jeans created by Levi Strauss, more commonly known? 501

  2. George Davies, who launched Asda’s eponymous clothing range in the late 1980s, also created which highly-successful range of womenswear for Marks & Spencer in 2001? Per Una

  3. **Which English model won Model of the Year at the 2012 and 2014 British Fashion Awards and played Margo Spiegelman in the 2015 film Paper Towns? Cara Delevingne

  4. What is the common English meaning of the French fashion term décolleté? Low-cut

  5. The beauty products that come in varieties known as gel, acrylic and silk wrap are all applied to what part of the body? Nails

  6. The town of Honiton in Devon was formerly nationally famous for the production of what fabric, which was used notably on Queen Victoria’s wedding dress? Lace

  7. **L’Air du Temps, which comes in an iconic twin-dove crystal bottle designed by René Lalique’s son Marc, is the flagship fragrance of which eponymous French fashion house? Nina Ricci

  8. Which Scottish city lends its name to a type of sleeveless coat with detachable cape that was highly fashionable during the Victorian era? Inverness

  9. In 1987, which two French companies merged to form LVMH, one of the world’s largest producers of luxury goods? Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessy

  10. Which American photographed John Lennon with Yoko Ono for the cover of Rolling Stone mere hours before his murder in 1980, a naked and pregnant Demi Moore for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 and the covers of Cyndi Lauper’s albums True Colors and She’s So Unusual? Annie Leibovitz