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7 questions on famous outfits
One of the world's most famous suits has been tracked down by the Victoria and Albert Museum after an international search. John Travolta's white suit was made famous in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. Test yourself on other famous outfits.
1.) Multiple Choice Question
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell grabbed headlines at the 1997 Brit Awards when she took to the stage in her Union Jack dress. But what was it fashioned out of?
- Tea towel
- Pillow case
- Table cloth
2.) Multiple Choice Question
Margaret Thatcher is famous for her signature look - a blue suit, pearls and handbag. But what did she stop wearing to appeal to a wider audience?
- A hat
- Diamond earrings
- White gloves
Image advisers helped Margaret Thatcher develop her trademark style. It was Sir Gordon Reece who is said to have persuaded her to stop wearing hats. He also reportedly advised her to ditch her pearl necklaces, but she refused.
3.) Multiple Choice Question
The ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz are now among the most valuable film memorabilia in the world. But what colour were the shoes in the original novel?
4.) Multiple Choice Question
Regularly voted one of the world's most stylish men, one of David Beckham's most famous outfits included a sarong. Who designed it?
- Alexander McQueen
- Jean Paul Gaultier
- Gianni Versace
5.) Multiple Choice Question
Playboy bunnies have one of the world's most recognisable work uniforms. How did Hugh Heffner change the original design to give the outfit "class"?
- Add the bow tie, cuffs and collar
- Change the uniform colour to black
- Remove name badges
6.) Multiple Choice Question
"It's just a dress." Who said this about their famous outfit?
- Liz Hurley on her black safety pin dress by Versace
- Bjork on the swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars
- Marilyn Monroe on her white, halter-neck dress in The Seven Year Itch
The dress was designed by Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski. At the Oscar ceremony Bjork mimicked laying eggs on the red carpet. Commenting on the choice of dress, US comedienne Joan Rivers reportedly said: "This girl should be put into an asylum."
7.) Multiple Choice Question
The Beatles' suits on the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album are among their most famous outfits. What colour suit did Ringo Starr wear?
The military-style outfits were made of satin dyed in garish colours. There is some debate over who designed them. Different sources have credited both designer Manuel Cuevas and theatrical costume house M Berman Ltd. John Lennon reportedly donated his suit to the Salvation Army.
- Her sister Karen reportedly fashioned it for her from a tea towel. The dress became an overnight sensation and has been voted one of the "most iconic dresses" in several polls.
- It was hats, according to Dr Daniel Conway, a lecturer in politics at Loughborough University who has written a paper on the political significance of Mrs Thatcher's clothing. Hats were viewed as too middle class.
- They are silver in L Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The movie's creators reportedly changed them to ruby to take advantage of new Technicolor film.
- It's French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
- He added the cuffs, collar and bow tie, according to an interview in the Wall Street Journal.
- It's Bjork on her swan dress.
- It's pink.
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4 - 6 : High street
7 - 7 : Suited and booted
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