• Mon, Nov 28 2011

Video: 1939 Newsreel Tried To Predict Fashions Of The Year 2000

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:

(Via Buzzfeed)

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  • Nancy

    I wish my clothes could control my temperature! Summer clothes all year round, woot woot!

  • Lisa

    A container for candy sounds nice! Also, the scientifically controlled climate and atmosphere. We have the opposite, alas.