From long time the fashion is a privilege of the aristocracy. For the first time the term appears in the phrase "new fashion" (la nouvelle mode) in 1482 to denote changes in the clothing of the elite of society. In 1549 the phrase becomes "being in fashion" (être à la mode). Fashion (Latin: modus - fashion, norm, rule, time rhythm) means expression according to taste, manner of dress and behavior characteristic of an era.
For centuries, the objects reflecting the historical development of fashion are of great interest for collectors.