Featured category: Fashion & design

The speed-limit skirt; the millions of dresses made out of feed sacks; the chair designed to be torpedo-proof; and who was actually sticking a feather in their hat and calling it macaroni anyway?

Philip Dawe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Macaroni club were 18th century hipsters who were considered less masculine than dandies.

Hobble Skirt
Uncredited. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The hobble skirt was also known as the speed-limit skirt because of how it restricted women’s movement.

Feedsack dress
Smithsonian / Public domain

During the Great Depression millions of women and children wore clothing made out of grain and feed sacks.

Emeco chair
Matthew Richards [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Emeco 1006 Navy Chair was designed to survive a hit from a torpedo.

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