Kirk Douglas in flowing silk

Kirk Douglas wearing flowing silk ribbons, and glittering bits of mirrors? Well, if the infamous movie The Vikings was to be filmed today, then that is what Hollywood’s Mr. Macho might have to wear as opposed to his manly leather hides.

The VikingsAccording to a press release from Sweden’s Uppsala University, the Vikings dressed with considerably more panache than we previously thought. The men were especially vain, and the women dressed provocatively, but with the advent of Christianity, fashions changed.

Women’s skirts consisted of a single piece of fabric and were open in front. The suspenders held up the train and functioned as a harness that was fastened to the breasts with the clasps, while Swedish viking men’s fashions were modeled on styles in Russia to the east.

Link to the press release

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