10 French Fashion Inventions That Changed the World

You don’t have to love fashion to know that the French are regarded as some of the most fashionable people in the world and that Paris is seen as the fashion capital of the world — thanks to the design houses and ateliers that take up much of the city’s real estate.

What might surprise you is that the French can be credited with many major innovations of modern fashion that extend past their most popular contributions (see: Brigitte Bardot, haute couture, and Dior). From the luxurious (LV luggage, anyone?) to essentials like denim and the little black dress, take a look at 10 things in our wardrobes for which we can thank the French.

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