“I don’t think the menswear look is over, and I don’t think women will ever give up wearing pants.”
—French designer Marc Bohan, speaking to journalist Eugenia Sheppard in July 1976, when asked whether or not women will stop wearing those crazy pants and go back to good old-fashioned skirts. On this day in 1958, Bohan was hired by Christian Dior as an aid to Yves Saint Laurent, Dior’s much younger lead assistant. Dior soon died, Saint Laurent took over the house but was fired and replaced by Bohan after just two years. The ousted designer went on to revolutionize pants for women, while Bohan thrived as the lead designer at the House of Dior for 30 years. You can file this particular quote under “fashion predictions that are actually correct.” To read more fabulous Fashion Statements, click here.