What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 14 November 1967
DURATION | 29 minutes 37 seconds
Brian Hoey introduces the programme, which includes detailed sewing advice from Ann Ladbury and an earnest discussion between fashion designer Michael of Carlos Place and Doris Ward, a 'home dressmaker from Newcastle', about what, given her pear-shaped figure, is the best suit style for her.
Michael of Carlos Place, aka Michael Donnellan, was born in Dublin and initially trained as a surgeon before turning his hand to design and becoming a couturier in London. According to his obituary in 'The Times', he had a profound influence on high street fashion as he became an adviser to Marks & Spencer in the 1960s and worked to improve the cut and cloth used for mass manufactured clothes.
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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