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Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:14 AM

What fashion designers in 1939 thought we would be wearing now




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Reply What fashion designers in 1939 thought we would be wearing now (Original post)
Quixote1818 Jul 2014 OP
Scuba Jul 2014 #1
alfredo Jul 2014 #5
valerief Jul 2014 #14
alfredo Jul 2014 #2
Quixote1818 Jul 2014 #6
ashling Jul 2014 #15
alfredo Jul 2014 #18
JHB Jul 2014 #24
alfredo Jul 2014 #31
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2014 #3
JustAnotherGen Jul 2014 #4
alsame Jul 2014 #7
bayareaboy Jul 2014 #8
zeemike Jul 2014 #10
femmocrat Jul 2014 #9
valerief Jul 2014 #13
Chellee Jul 2014 #11
valerief Jul 2014 #12
Plucketeer Jul 2014 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #17
RebelOne Jul 2014 #20
AAO Jul 2014 #19
Crowman1979 Jul 2014 #21
JHB Jul 2014 #25
YOHABLO Jul 2014 #22
Quixote1818 Jul 2014 #29
mtnester Jul 2014 #23
Squinch Jul 2014 #26
spooky3 Jul 2014 #27
Quixote1818 Jul 2014 #30
spooky3 Jul 2014 #28

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:18 AM

1. What? No one predicted Lady Gaga's "meat dress"? How shortsighted of them.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:25 AM

5. The depression was still hanging around, so I'd think the models and

Crew would have eaten any meat dress.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:14 AM

14. I remember the paper dresses back in the 60s.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:21 AM

2. The women looked elegant, for the most part, the guy

At the end looked like a dork.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:30 AM

6. But he had coins, keys and candies for cuties!


They did predict portable phones but ONLY for men.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:59 AM

15. That was candies for Kitties

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 02:52 PM

18. It was for calling his lawyer after he was arrested for using candy to lure

underaged "cuties" into his van.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:45 AM

24. It's the hairstyle, and they're missing come accessories...

Gadgets? Check. No pockets? Check. Belt with compartments for damn near anything? Check.

Obviously, the well-dressed man of the future is Batman.




The guy in the clip needs to ditch the Elizabethan hair/beard style and get his cape & cowl out of the closet. But you already knew that.... didn't you, "alfredo"

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Response to JHB (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:32 PM

31. My first impression was of the professor in "The Blue Angel."

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:22 AM

3. Several of those looked fairly medieval.

Barring a few updates to accessorization.

But 'fashion' shows almost always seem to me to be showing clothes that will never be worn by the general public.

What people wear is pretty much always dictated by function. Does it keep you warm, cool, block sunlight? Is it easy to take care of, is it safe around machinery or fires? Is it 'subdued' if you're going to funerals or other 'formal' occasions? Does it 'show off' my best features, if I'm wanting to be looked at, or is it nondescript if I'm trying to avoid notice? Or does it fit 'the fad', is it worn by my favorite character in a book or movie?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:24 AM

4. They were 15/20 years behind

John Paul Gaultier must have sneaked a peak at this back in the 1990's.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:47 AM

7. It looks like a season

of Project Runway

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:48 AM

8. when I was a kid...


I loved to see Pathe Newsreels in the local theatre. Sarcastic as hell, even the voice of the narrator was absolutely the funniest part of the day for me.

They beat Roy Rodgers all sorts.

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Response to bayareaboy (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:10 AM

10. And now they are all online at you tube.

And I have enjoyed watching them, having never seen them before.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:06 AM

9. Clothing that adjusts to the temperature is a great idea!

No more "layering" for indoors and outdoors. I could use that!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:13 AM

13. I've been saying that for years. I don't understand why our clothing can't be

temperature controlled. Well, I do--not the science part but who it would affect. KOCH.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:04 AM

11. I kind of like the first dress.

I like the way the interior of the sleeve is in a contrasting color and attaches to the dress.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:11 AM

12. Oo, swish! Love this!!!! nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 12:00 PM

16. Did anyone else...

 

pick up on the appearant "color" of the "attendant" person? Surely that wasn't accidental.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 01:41 PM

17. Face it. It's jeans and t-shirts.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 05:22 PM

20. True. I was born in 1939,

and am retired now, but jeans and T-shirts are my daily attire.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 03:06 PM

19. Hummina Hummina

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 05:34 PM

21. Why does the male model at the end look like the villain from a Three Stooges short?

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:56 AM

25. Quite possibly that was what was filming on the next sound stage over...

"OK, Charlie, you're not in this scene, so go next door. Stay in costume, they need it for a few shots. Come back here after lunch."

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 09:24 PM

22. And no upper middle class white woman would be without her personal ''colored'' maid.

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #22)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 12:01 PM

29. No kidding! Everyone needs their maid to take their sleeves off. nt


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:14 PM

23. Totally interesting...looks like they nailed the telephone thing though..NT

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:07 AM

26. The exterior brain hair was fab! As was the Phineas Gage hair ornament!

It looks like they thought women would all be fairy godmothers by now, and men would be, well, guys who liked to keep snacks on their belts.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:18 AM

27. The third designer was spot on!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #27)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 12:02 PM

30. Was thinking the same thing. Wonder who it was? nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:22 AM

28. Interesting also that the models look of normal weight, unlike

the models of today, who are forced to starve themselves into health threatening proportions. These models are slim of course, but not frightening. Says something about our culture.

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