Clothing of THE FUTURE!
I have my Facebook feed to thank for 32% of the Best of the Internet fodder that eventually appears here. Most recently, my cousin posted a link from Mental Floss that included a video from 1939 titled “Clothing of the Future.” In it, designers speculated what clothing might look like in the futuristic epoque of a year that now seems indispensably retro: 2000.
Though the fashion was, dare I even say intuitive and not all that out of touch with reality (Jean Paul Gautier has been doing cone boobs since Madonna was a virgin) save for a hair flash light meant to help a woman locate the good quality suitors but then again…), it was also comedic, if only because the subject matter offers a disconnected respite from the narrator’s endearing but deadpan mid-Atlantic accent.
And as for the supposition that there will no skirts at all (gasp, gasp), mmhmm.