Fashion Predictions from the 1930’s

Felix found, and sent me a video he though I would like that came from one of his favorite sites boingboing

Peeps, it’s awsome!  It’s an old newsreel with fashion designers from the 30’s putting their spin on what a garment would like like in the future, year 2000.

 Take a look!!!

My favorite part is the narrator at 1:03 “Oooh Swish”.  I giggle every time I hear him saying that.

The womens fashions are wonderful, but what really strikes me is the fact that even though the designs are supposed to look futuristic, to me, they still look like designs from the 30’s.

The only design that seems ‘futuristic’ is the ‘gent’s onepiece outfit with the handy telephone.  They sure weren’t that far off on that one!

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Comments (7)

  1. Amanda D December 1, 2011 — 10:35 AM

    Hilarious, I love these kinds of videos. The prediction about women no longer wearing skirts is kinda true considering a high majority of women wear pants now. And the Madonna-esque outfit came true. And the guy holding the phone is definitely a reality! The suggested videos at the end of this one are also funny :)

    1. Liz December 1, 2011 — 1:26 PM

      Oh yeah, the skirts! I forgot about that. Sooo true (typed as I’m currently wearing a skirt). heh

  2. That is too funny! I totally agree with you that they still look very 1930’s – it’s funny how people try predicting fashion.

  3. Kristen December 1, 2011 — 11:41 PM

    Wow. Eery, how some of them came close! I love that they think women need an electric headlight to find an honest man. More like to protect them from dishonest men! Thanks for sharing that fab video!

  4. Karen December 2, 2011 — 9:36 PM

    I want a belt that keeps me at a comfortable temperature all day!

  5. Well, they predicted the wedding dresses of the 1980s pretty well!

  6. Erin B January 22, 2013 — 10:17 AM

    They also predicted that climate controlled environment pretty well. hello modern heat and air conditioning!

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