Ever since Adam and Eve committed the first sin and God bestowed upon them fig leaves to cover up their nakedness, fashion has remained a major part of our lives. So many elements of a person is dictated and determined by the clothes that they wear. If a person wears designer brands, it is assumed that they’re rich. If someone is wearing rags, then they likely don’t have much money and their lifestyles are probably not lavish. With so much judgment on societal class, it is no surprise that fashion has become a powerful hand in society. With much power, comes great responsibility. Believe it or not, much of our most iconic fashion were developed in times such as early man and medieval times. Thanks to the evolution of the human brain, we have been able to change and tweak some of the earliest fashion items into trends that have found eternal popularity. For example, the high heeled shoe actually has roots in early Renaissance times, but they were worn by men! Why? By elevating themselves with a heel, they could show off their social status. Heels were also seen as functional when it came to horseback riding because it locked the shoe into the stirrup. So, when did women start taking over the high heels? In the 16th century, a rather short woman named Catherine de Medici started wearing heels to make up for her short stature.