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sionnach commented on the word laver's law
Laver's law sets out the timeline for fashion:
Indecent : 10 years before its time
Shameless : 5 years before its time
Daring : 1 year before its time
Smart : ----
Dowdy : 1 year after its time
Hideous : 10 years after its time
Ridiculous : 20 years after its time
Amusing : 30 years after its time
Quaint : 50 years after its time
Charming : 70 years after its time
Romantic : 100 years after its time
Beautiful : 150 years after its time
James Laver, famous costume historian and a past Keeper of the Robes at the London Victoria and Albert Museum, was a noted authority on dress and its relationship to society.
August 2, 2010
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