Deck the halls with dodgy fashion, it's yr mate Penelope Noir. Pennie's here to trace the history of the Christmas sweater, though things do get a little derailed by etymology. Sweater _is_ a gross word, isn't it.
Once labelled the 'King of Cling', Azzedine Alaïa made his name covering, but certainly not hiding, the female form. Immortalised in popular film by Cher Horowitz as "like, a totally important designer", Pennie pays tribute to the man who adorned the body of every nineties 'somebody' from Stephanie Seymour to Grace Jones.
Part one of a two part series, Penelope's delving into the follicular follies of hair dye. The earliest examples date much farther back than your memories of Sun-Indo, and have some pretty crunchy cultural associations to boot.