à la Girafe

The Guardian offers an odd footnote to the history of fashion. In 1826, "Zarafa" became the first giraffe ever brought to France from Africa. She inspired a giraffe craze, becoming the subject of songs, instrumental music, poems, and music-hall sketches. Also: "Women began to truss up their hair à la Girafe and style themselves in giraffe-coloured dresses."

Sounds like it was the 19th century predecessor of the beehive.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 22, 2014
     Category: Fashion | Hair Styling | Nineteenth Century

You have to remember, this was before the interweb, even, if you can believe it, before television so people had plenty of time on their hands to think up these silly fashion ideas. Not like today's 99MpH race from dawn to dusk with just oodles and oodles of things that need to be posted, tweeted, and giggled at.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/22/14 at 09:56 AM
Sorta like a poodle skirt? :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/22/14 at 10:40 AM
Like we didn´t have silly fashions in the 50´s and 60´s?
Posted by F.U.D. on 01/22/14 at 04:02 PM
Silly fashions still exist. Check out the kids shuffling around with their pants at their knees and their underwear showing.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/22/14 at 08:21 PM
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