Yves Saint Laurent’s new creative director, a history of underwear exhibition, the U.S. uniforms for the Olympic Opening Ceremony, and more fashion news that made the rounds in April.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that in the 18th century umbrellas were much larger and heavier because of their whalebone and brass construction. They were carried almost exclusively by doormen and coachmen. That’s why British philantrophist Jonas Hanway caused an uproar when he was allegedly the first Londoner to carry his own umbrella — crowds mobbed him because they feared he was putting them out of their jobs.