What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 April 1982
DURATION | 24 minutes 4 seconds
In the first programme of this series for aficionados of DIY fashion, we are introduced to designer Caroline Charles as she produces the patterns to be used in the show. We see how a pattern is made and then presenter Ann Ladbury demonstrates how to make a pleated skirt in the studio. Easy when you know how.
When she was starting out in the fashion industry, Caroline Charles spent a year working for Mary Quant. Over the years her clients have included members of the Beatles, Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, Emma Thompson and Joanna Lumley.
The BBC's first ever series in colour explores the history of fashion.
Irrational clothes - a look at why we wear things we can't function in.
How fashion dictates body shape and facial decoration.
From christenings to funerals - how clothes signify important occasions.
Everyday wear from the last 200 years.
'The purpose of most fashion is to be ostentatiously non-functional.'
Keep up to the minute by making this attractive and versatile dress.
Suits for women of all shapes, sizes and postcodes.
Solve your outer-wear problems with a fashionable and functional coat.
Look smart and stylish with this trendy suit.
Making fashionable garments at a fraction of the retail cost.
In fashion 'all designers should be obsolete'.
How to make your own Caroline Charles outfit.
The Queen Mother sends her appreciation of 'Men, Women and Clothes'.
The BBC's report into what audiences thought about the first episode of 'Men, Women and Clothes'
The first of a two-part, graphics-laden supplement to accompany the series 'Clothes That Count'.
The second of a two-part, graphics-laden supplement to accompany the series 'Clothes That Count'.
Viewing figures for the programme and responses from members of the public.
Suggestions for ways of extending the popularity of the television series on knitting.
A no-holds-barred rejection of suggested ideas for books to accompany the TV series.
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