The Male Beginnings Of 'Feminine' Fashion
High heels are worn by tens of millions of women every day — but the style started with men. Same deal for the color pink. Wigs, silk stockings? Fashionable with the Founding Fathers in the 18th century.
Time and again, you find a fluidity in fashion: What was once "manly" might be considered feminine today, and vice versa. High heels are a prime example. Their origin is function, not fashion. During the 15th century, Persian soldiers wore high heels for support in their stirrups as they shot a