verb (used with object)
- fashion coordinator,
- fashion house,
- fashion icon,
- fashion plate,
- fashion victim
Origin of fashion
Examples from the Web for fashion
Her name was Courtney, and she was a fashion editor for magazines like Photoplay, Screenland, Silver Screen.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat.
But fashion is about beauty, and the [female] body is part of that.
But she was less comfortable with it before she was an established name in fashion.
In the early 1900s, fashion forgers often sketched designs they saw in Paris shows and sold reproductions in France and overseas.
Fashion has made Jezebel surrender her monopoly of the rouge-pot.The Works of Max Beerbohm|Max Beerbohm
The germ and shadow and likelihood of each of those acts is in the fashion and line and detail of her garments.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
Wen he says that my togs and my talk are "the fashion of sev'ral years back."
It is not the fashion with people who live at Newport to see sights.The Lightning Conductor Discovers America|C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
He, accordingly, put Pantagruel under a great teacher, who began by bringing him up after the fashion of those times.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
- style in clothes, cosmetics, behaviour, etc, esp the latest or most admired style
- (as modifier)a fashion magazine
- manner of performance; mode; wayin a striking fashion
- (in combination)crab-fashion
- in some manner, but not very wellI mended it, after a fashion
- of a low order; of a sorthe is a poet, after a fashion
Word Origin for fashion
c.1300, "shape, manner, mode," from Old French façon (12c.) "face, appearance; construction, pattern, design; thing done; beauty; manner, characteristic feature," from Latin factionem (nominative factio) "group of people acting together," literally "a making or doing," from facere "to make" (see 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. Transfered sense of "well-dressed person" had emerged by 1920s.
early 15c.; see fashion (n.). Related: Fashioned; fashioning.
see after a fashion; in fashion.