What did designers in the 1930s think we’d be wearing in the new millennium? Not jeggings and crop tops, that’s for sure. In this charmingly tongue-in-cheek newsreel from 1939, “designers of the day,” plus a smart aleck writer or two, made wildly off base predictions for what “Eve” would be wearing in the year 2000 AD. These predictions included a wedding gown made of glass (ouch?), a somewhat Gaga-esque mesh dress, and “an electric headlight, to help her to find an honest man.” Yes, please.
Basically, the fashion coverage of the past gets a “D” in accuracy, but an “A” in referencing Greek philosophy. And, to be honest, these fashions all look a lot better than what people were actually wearing in the year 2000: