1970s fashion, as imagined in the 1920s

Predictions from 1928 of how women would be dressing in 1978 and beyond, modeled at the "Dream of Fair Women" charity ball. From the San Antonio Light - May 6, 1928:

"It is taken for granted that the honeymoons of that period will be spent in airplanes, and Mrs. Campbell's outfit is distinctly designed for aviation."

"Miss Faith Celli, of London, wore her conception of what the nun of 1980 will wear. It is immediately recognizable as a convent garb, but shown unmistakably the influence of Reinhardt's "The Miracle," particularly in the tall headgear and collar forming plane formation. Several clergymen who saw the costume pronounced it an ideal one, expressing splendidly the simplicity and seclusion of life in a convent of the future."

"It seems to be the more or less general opinion of the women who participate in the ball that the women of the future will go in less and less for skirts. Mrs. Donald Armstrong Jones appeared in a charming walking suit consisting of loose jacket of soft, clinging material, and breeches marking a complete departure from the present day 'plus-fours.'"



Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 01, 2013
Category: Fashion, 1920s, Yesterday's Tomorrows





Comments
Allowing for new fabrics, fashion cycles through a complete 360ยบ every 30 years or so.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/01/13 at 09:08 AM
I'm dreading the day when vagina hair makes a cumback gulp
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/01/13 at 09:39 AM
Uncannily accurate
Posted by Ed on 09/01/13 at 06:42 PM
The outfits (not the habit) look a bit more '80's than '70's to me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/01/13 at 08:19 PM
They have a few of Lady Gaga's outfits down, though.
Posted by Jane on 09/07/13 at 02:24 AM
The same mindset may be applied today, although most of the time, fashion , to reinvent itself relies on retrospection for inspiration.
Posted by Ariane May in Australia on 10/23/13 at 04:30 PM
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