In a recent piece for T magazine, Suzy Menkes heralds the end of what she calls a “decade of slut style,” and a return to modesty on the runways. (Yeah, we had a thing or two to say about that.) But if history is any indication, provocative fashion is nothing new and not going anywhere anytime soon.
Click through to read our brief account of fashion’s most revealing moments through the ages. What got people riled up (sometimes just a glimpse of ankle)—and what didn’t (a whole lotta cleavage in the 1500s)—might surprise you.