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Fashion changes every day. Fashion trends throughout the centuries are a fascinating topic. The history of fashion proves that women have attached great importance to outward appearance for more than 2000 years. Beauty is our business card and fashion our code.' In Fashion Icons, Leen Demeester explores fashion trends throughout the centuries and answers questions about the evolution of fashion and emancipation of women in the Western world. She traces the origins of items of clothing such as the corset, the bra, the dress, the mini-skirt, trousers, accessories and high heels. These 'icons' show a distinct parallel between the history of fashion and women. Top designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Yves Saint Laurent, JP Gaultier and Marlies Dekkers confirm that the image of a woman and her place in society depends on her appearance and especially on the clothes she wears.