2017-11-16 01:30:00 (GMT)
Prized for its plush pile and rich color, Italian velvet jumpstarted the 14th-century Silk Road, eventually becoming the de facto status symbol of Europe’s aristocracy. After a Renaissance revival, the once-fussy fabric reemerged during the Industrial Revolution as it became easier to produce. The following decades would see it all: velvet flapper gowns, velvet disco suits, Madonna’s infamous velvet cone bra, Prince’s fanciest pants, and crushed velvet platforms courtesy of the one and only Scary Spice.
Headline: Personal styling: Velvet day to night