Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion Victim: Seeing Spots

Here's a fun way to start your week: Slate has a surprisingly informative slide show on the history of something near and dear to my heart: the "polka" dot. From the spotted, bloody handkerchiefs of TB victims to the fabulous frocks of 1950s housewives, from leprosy to bikinis, the polka dot certainly has had its ups 'n' downs!

This is really the kind of thing the internet is good at.

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

samael7 said...

I looked at that slide show today. It did not disappoint.

There was also a link on Breton stripes that I need to follow too. I was just in Paris, and counting them when I saw people wearing tops with them.