What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 December 1967
DURATION | 29 minutes 25 seconds
In this episode of the series showing home dressmakers how to be at the forefront of style, the difficult double-breasted coat is triumphantly tackled. Versions of the coat on display include one for the 'young and gay' and one made from furnishing fabric. A designer gives his views on skirt lengths in this 'permissive society' and there's the most comprehensive guide to sewing on a button imaginable.
Gerald McCann was a major designer in the 1960s, with his own wholesale business supplying shops such as Harrods in London and Bloomingdales in New York.
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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