(Cor, can't seem to stop posting today. Blogging vomiting - must be an after-effect of the virus.)
Anyway, this fact just exemplifies why I LOVE fashion - and it's how the pencil skirt, this season's must-have, was inspired. Apparently, it was influenced by Mrs Hart Berg, the first American woman to fly in a plane, and who tied rope around her skirts to keep them from flapping in flight.
So now you know - it'll certainly be a comfort to me that I don't have to look like a pencil as I hobble around.