World records aren’t really something you hear about these days. The notion of accomplishing something strange that no one has succeeded at doing before doesn’t resonate as much anymore, at least with this editor. However, in a recent editorial meeting, our team somehow got on the subject of world records in the context of fashion, which aroused a strange curiosity to unearth these peculiar feats.
And unearth we did! We took to the web to research style-related world records broken near and far, and what we found was a bizarre and fascinating treasure trove of examples we suspect you'll find equally interesting. Though our list ran pretty long, we narrowed it down to our favorites below.
Scroll down to see our favorite fashion world records.
On November 8, 2014, Cotton had a 24-hour runway show in Miami that featured 60 models in 1440 looks total.
The 2000 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Cannes was watched by more than two million people. That's a whole lot of eyes!
A few years ago, a young girl in Nebraska created a massive hair bow with her friend. We suspect she didn't wear it again.
The best part about this world record is that it was broken by a man!
Daphne Selfe from the United Kingdom was a model for over 60 years and featured in publications like Vogue and Marie Claire.
A VidCon attendee named 10 designer names in 10 seconds, on the spot. We think we could break that record!
A man from Canada held onto his childhood shoes for 36 years. They surprisingly kept their shape quite nicely.
At a fashion contest in Sweden, there were a total of 552 selfie entries. The prize? We're not sure, but we bet it was worth it.
The Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association had 343 models in its 2012 show.
A man in India created a vest made entirely of buttons, 4702 to be exact.
A white crocodile diamond Birkin bag sold in China for a whopping $300,168.
Falke created a pair of socks a couple of years ago that rang in at $780. We can only imagine what they felt like on your feet.
Fun fact: It took the models 45 minutes to walk the entirety of the catwalk.