Fashion in the Future! According to the Past!

This, my friends, is priceless. Via Weird Vintage, one of my favorite Tumblrs, I’ve found this glorious video from 1939 describing what fashion will be like in the Year 2000. Surprisingly, it’s not all that far off: we have silver in our sportswear (to cut the smell), convertible dresses and pants, see-through tops, bizarre ballgowns, and pretty much everything else they showed here except really, really snazzy hats. the shoes, in fact, are pretty much bang-on.

To be honest, I’m kind of glad that it wasn’t as accurate about men’s fashion. That is a Ming the Merciless as Playground Perv costume if ever I saw one.

4 Responses to “Fashion in the Future! According to the Past!”

  1. Jennie July 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Is the Ming the Merciless outfit any worse than the baggy, hanging off their ass, underwear showing, can’t walk without holding up their trousers fashion statement of some of our fine examples of manly couture?

  2. Catherine Novak July 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Well, they were right about the guys carrying phone and tunes… and how ’bout that hipster facial hair?
    :-)

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