Vintage Videos: Futuristic Fashion Predictions

Futuristic fashion predictions from the 1930’s of what we’d be wearing in 2000. I actually really love the jumpsuit and cantilever heels, those could easily be worn today. I bet that “electric belt to adapt the body to climatic changes” would sell like hotcakes to the menopause set. And don’t we wish all men carried around “candy for cuties”?

Vintage Birthday: Fred Astaire

Vintage Birthday: Fred Astaire – May 10, 1889

Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody 1940

Vintage Birthday: Toni Tennille

Vintage Birthday: Toni Tennille of Captain & Tennille – May 8, 1943

Muskrat Love – Trippppppy.

Vintage Birthday: Tammy Wynette

Vintage Birthday: Tammy Wynette – May 5, 1942

Vintage Video: Costume Jewelry

This week I found an interesting video about vintage costume jewelry designers, mentioning and showing pieces from Chanel, Hattie Carnegie, Miriam Haskell, Trifari, Eisenberg, Weiss, Elsa Schiaparelli and more.

Vintage Video: Spacey

Space Age 60’s futuristic fashion from designers like Pierre Cardin, André Courrèges and Paco Rabanne with a haunting soundtrack:

Vintage Video: Basic Black

Take a few minutes and view this fantastic fashion video shot by William Claxton of his wife and model Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich’s pieces. It’s a stunner.

“In 1967 Peggy and I had just returned from ’swinging London’ and Paris to work in New York. We were commissioned by a small commercial production company to come up with something which would serve as my ‘reel’ in order to get hired to direct TV commercials. While sitting on our bed at the Algonquin Hotel, we collaborated in writing a shooting script that would show fashion, makeup, and hair on three beautiful models wearing the fashion designs of avant-garde Rudi Gernreich’s collection for that fall. We shot the film on a weekend, had original music composed for the sound track and ‘Basic Black’ was born. It was very well received, won several awards and has been referred to as the first fashion video.” – William Claxton