The history of fashion isn’t just the history of fashion. It’s also social history and economic history and political history and international history. As Simon brilliantly demonstrates in this excerpt from Part I of his four-part History of Fashion Virtual Tour Series. Just a ton of human interest and brilliant visuals (well, the Virtual Tour series is chock-a-block with brilliant visuals – this podcast of course has to rely entirely on Simon’s skilful word picture painting). Fascinating stuff.