fashion

{{11}}fashion (n.) c.1300, "shape, manner, mode," from O.Fr. façon (12c.) "face, appearance; construction, pattern, design; thing done; beauty; manner, characteristic feature," from L. factionem (nom. factio) "group of people acting together," lit. "a making or doing," from facere "to make" (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Sense of "prevailing custom" is from late 15c.; that of "style of attire" is from 1520s.
To call a fashion wearable is the kiss of death. No new fashion worth its salt is wearable. [Eugenia Sheppard, "New York Herald Tribune," Jan. 13, 1960]
Fashion plate (1851) originally was "full-page picture in a popular magazine showing the prevailing or latest style of dress," in reference to the typographic "plate" from which it was printed. Transf. sense of "well-dressed person" had emerged by 1920s.
{{12}}fashion (v.) early 15c.; see FASHION (Cf. fashion) (n.). Related: Fashioned; fashioning.

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