What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 May 1957
DURATION | 14 minutes 01 seconds
In this episode of the fashion history series, Doris Langley Moore explores the odd correlation between the amount of facial hair on men and trends in covering up in women's fashion. We also get to see Benny Hill in various states of hirsuteness, and a young Vanessa Redgrave demonstrates early 20th-century use of face powder.
Jeremy Hawk, the third hirsute gentleman appearing with Benny Hill and Ron Moody, was a prolific actor who worked as straight man for Benny Hill, hosted the long-running 'Criss Cross Quiz' programme, appeared in West End comedies for almost 50 years, and made guest appearances in '2point4 Children' alongside his daughter, Belinda Lang.
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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