Clothes and effect:
- In the 18th century, Marie Antoinette started wearing a pouf, an elaborate, stacked hairstyle. It was quickly copied by members of the court. The French queen also started the trend for wearing the chemise, something that was scandalous at the time: A portrait of her wearing the garment was said to have shown the queen in her underwear.
- In 1934, Clark Gable appeared undershirt-less in the film "It Happened One Night." According to legend, undershirt sales plunged overnight.
- In the early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy was rarely pictured wearing a hat. He's often credited (though, again, not quite correctly) with furthering the decline of the American hat industry.
- In 1977, Diane Keaton wore mannish suits, complete with tie, in the Woody Allen movie "Annie Hall." The look became a popular style for women of the period.
- In the 1980s, Madonna began a trend of wearing underwear as outerwear that continues to this day.
And now, in 2006, the love-to-hate-'em trio of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and most notably Britney Spears
has been seen around Hollywood nightclubs sans underwear.
Is a new fashion trend in the offing? Drawer your own conclusions.